For growth to happen there has to be change. So why do we resist it. We want to grow but we don’t want to change.
You want to be out of debt but don’t want to change how you spend or sacrifice what’s costing you. You want to have that body but don’t want to change your eating or exercise habits. You want to break that habit but won’t change your behavior or admit you need help. You want to be treated well but won’t change how you treat others. You know the list could go on and on.
The truth is; you cannot stop change. You can embrace it and you will grow. You can resist it and you will still change but for the worse.
To not change your eating and exercise will decline your health. To not forgive will make you angry and bitter. To not be punctual will get you fired. To not change how you manage your finances will lead to crisis.
We resist change because we are afraid of letting go. We become comfortable where we are. We fear letting go of what we know to embrace what is not fully known. We fear the pain of change. The steps we have to take to change sometimes are painful.
The truth is, to change takes letting go of what I have come to control and exercise faith. If I let go of what, where or who I am holding on to, will God protect me and sustain me. Do I trust that where He is taking me is better than where I am.
Paul entrusted his entire life to God to do whatever He asked because he fully trusted Him. Whatever change was necessary.
“…for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.” 2 Timothy 1:12
Do you trust God that much, to embrace whatever changes He wants to bring in you?
Do you trust Him to carry you through?
Trust Him today and embrace the change.