The Joyous Adventure of Change
Change is hard. Change is fun. Change is necessary.
Change can indicate growth. Change shows the Holy Spirit working in us transforming our hearts to be in align with His Will. This change is an integral part of following God’s Will.
See for us to be aligned with God’s Will we must first change. It is not a change we can accomplish on our own. It is the Holy Spirit coming to us to work this change in us from the inside out. Our job is to be open to the change and daily surrender to God.
As God is working in the world we are invited into it. He does not need us but chooses to use us to accomplish His Will. We are forever changed by this invitation.
But let’s admit it, change is scary.
One does not always know where change will lead us. Changing requires leaving our comfort zone and actually trusting God. Isn’t it easier to say we trust God and stay warm and snuggly in our comfort zone? We haven’t done it before so why try it now?
But if we stay right where we are how will we begin to see the breath-taking experiences God has to show us? How will we become more aligned with God’s Will if we remain the same?
Yes change is difficult … at times. Yes, change is scary … at times. And yes, change is breath-taking.
As Jesus’ followers we get to be transformed by the Holy Spirit. We get to see God change us from the inside out. We are invited on this adventure of all of eternity.
So, how is God changing you? What are areas you sense the nudging of the Holy Spirit to step out of your comfort zone to explore? Are there areas of life you don’t want to change but deep down you know you need to?
Be not afraid, fellow disciple. Take that first step out of your comfort zone and begin to see what God has planned.
Change is necessary so that we get to participate in God’s Will. It is why we daily surrender to Him. As we are tempted to go back to how things used to be God reminds us why He is transforming us. It is for His glory, not our comfort.
Keep note of how God is changing you from the inside out. Seek in prayer why this change and what to do now as a result of it.
Enjoy the adventure, disciple. It is thrilling and scary at times but more importantly, it is awesome.
This Week’s Challenge
Step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Do something today that you have not done before for the Lord. How was it?
Journal how you are different now from who you were 10 years ago. How is God using you as a result of this change?