Dealing with Change (2)
How would you feel if God told you to leave your job, sell your house and go to a city you didn’t know?
That’s what happened to seventy-five-year-old Abraham and his sixty-five-year-old wife, Sarah. ‘…Leave your native country…and go to the land that I will show you.’
Why would God do that?
Because He has a special destiny in mind for each of us! He told Abraham, ‘I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you…and you will be a blessing to others’ (v. 2 NLT). With no hint of resistance, Abraham embraced change, trusted God, and reaped the incredible rewards. It’s no wonder the Bible calls him the father of faith.
To walk with God and fulfil His will you must have a mindset that adapts to change—sometimes costly and uncomfortable change.
How do you do it?
‘By faith’ (Hebrews 11:8)!
Faith in whom? Yourself? Others?
No. Faith in the goodness of God!
Did you know that those who flow with change rather than resist it are less stressed, healthier, and generally happier?
So start developing a ‘change mindset’. Break out of your rut and develop a new routine and if you’re serious about it, ask your friends and family to point out areas where you constantly demonstrate inflexibility.
Where should you start?
With this Scripture: ‘Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully’ (1 Peter 5:7 AMP). Live by the principle, ‘Where God guides, He provides.’
‘…Go to the land that I will show you.’ Genesis 12:1 NLT
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
2 Corinthians 3:18; 5:7, 9, 14; 8:24; 9:11
We all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another! We walk by faith, not by sight. We make it our aim to please him! For the love of Christ controls us, because He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died & was raised! So give proof before the churches of your love! For your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich! Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, & whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. For God loves a cheerful giver. & God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all time, you may abound in every good work!
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!