Change, Change, Change
All of us fear change on some level. However, we all know that change is inevitable and necessary for growth. Change occurs everywhere and in every facet of life. We see change in nature everyday. The great Biblical leaders all had to deal with huge changes in their own lives. Some of us fear change more than others. It is important that we get over this fear.
No where more than in the church have I observed this fear of change. If we continue to do things the same as we always have then we can miss out on great opportunities. If some of the modern day greats feared change to such an extent that they did not step into their calling, the world and the church would look much different than it currently does. There would not have been a great Pentecostal movement. There would not have been a Civil Rights movement. There would never have been a Revolutionary War. Do you see what I’m getting at? There would never have been the exodus of God’s people which led them into the land God promised.
Not all change is good but not all change is bad either. The greatest change that needs to occur on a regular basis is how we respond and react to situations. In other words, our inner self. If we continue to stay the same then we will remain in the same place spiritually. I leave us all with one question: are we still living on milk or are we eating and digesting the meat of the Bible? There is one way to find out.
Hebrews 5:12-14 – For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
No greater time has there been than now to grow and exercise our discernment. This comes with changing our perception and focus to that of our Lord through the leading of Holy Spirit.
Alicia R. Shipe