To Change or Not To Change….

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.


4 responses to “To Change or Not To Change….

  1. So right on. And so timely. Love you and praying for you.

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  3. Talk about change. Susie is heading to college tomorrow, 8/20 and Nancy and I will be taking her. Lots of emotions, but gratitude to God for the greatest change in my life next to marrying Nancy and having children…yea giving my life to Him and letting Him have control! Ha! when did I ever have control?!
    Terrific thoughts and ones we all may dwell upon, and in, each moment.

  4. We went to church Sunday (8/31) with Jim and Dianne Synder. (He was the Assoc. at CCV untill 98) His church lost their lease on their building and have been meeting with another church in Greensboro with both pastors and worship teams switching each week. Talk about non traditional and forced change! They have been there for 9 mos and will move into their new building in 3 wks. Jim preached on you guessed it, Change! Specificly the changes the Jews went through after Moses died and they had to leave the dessert. No more mana, no more being given everything they needed. Joshua was not the precise man Moses was but he was the one chosen to lead God’s people to the promise land. But in order to do it there had to be changes. This really spoke hard to Charlotte and myself. Let us go forth and trust Him whom has placed us on this journey and not cry to go back to Egypt!

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