‘For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore……’ (Malachi 3:6).
A lot has been said and written about change; and it is an action word that throws one out of comfort zone into the discomfort of the unfamiliar. While it has the tendency to turn your world upside down, it propels you to face your greatest fears and deal with the things that challenge your place of rest, greatness and joy.
Leave it or take it, change can be your friend or foe, depending on the way you handle it. If you run or shy away from it (for example, shying away from been computer literate can throw you out of the mainstream world of today), it’s an enemy; but when you embrace and learn from it, it becomes your greatest help.
In life, a natural man loves staying in his comfort zone; but it’s been said by Neil Strait that: “Change is always hardest for the man who’s in a rut for he has scaled down his living to that which he can handle comfortably, and welcomes no change or challenge that would lift him up”.
Are you in the middle of a change right now? Ask God what He’s attempting to teach you this season and what are the advantages you need to take out of the experience? Remember that one change makes way for the next and provides you the chance for additional experience.
As a child of God who has God by His side, you don’t have to be afraid of what lies ahead, as much as you are in His will. He is the beginning and the end and He is prepared to navigate you through the unfamiliar paths (Isaiah 42:16). God will not close a door without opening another one for His child – but you must be prepared to walk through it.