by Holy Host
Scripture is clear that when it comes to God, there is no change…
“I the Lord do not change…”
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
But does that mean that change is bad…no. It simply means God doesn’t change because there is no need for Him to, but there is need for you to change and there is need for you to experience transformation from time to time.
Sometime the change happens to you and sometimes the change happens around you. When it happens to you it is usually because you are shedding the old you and welcoming the new improved you.
2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here!
The changes that happen around you can also have wonderful affects on you if you adhere to God’s will and not give into fear.
Most people when asked about change say they don’t like it. This is because most people like to stay in their comfort zones doing things the way they always have.
Don’t fear change, sitting in your comfort zone can cause you to become complacent and both physically and emotionally lazy.
It’s not about where you go but who is traveling with you that is important.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
God commands you to change for the better…
No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
To repent means to change, or turn from your old ways.
God will punish the prideful that refuse Him and refuse to change…
God will give ear and humble them, he who is enthroned from of old, …because they do not change and do not fear God.
God says in scripture that change around you is inevitable…these seasons of change may be uncomfortable but they are always important and purposeful. You will also have seasons in your life.
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
You will experience all kinds of seasons of change in your life…some of them will be wonderful and some of them will be painful but you should learn to appreciate all the change for what it has to offer and refrain from the desire to rush through them or ignore them.
Rushing through change just rushes time…is that really something you want, to rush time?
Appreciate and savor the changes going on in your life God is perfecting you through the uniqueness of each one.
Change should not make you worry or be anxious, but hopeful and excited about the things God it trying to teach you.
Ecclesiastes points out there are seasons and changes in life and that all things should be experienced with proper perspective.
Change in your life is actually a gift from God…cherish it, learn from it, grow from it. Never hide from it.