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Change...it can be good

Updated: Mar 6



“There is no growth without change, no change without fear or loss and no loss without pain.” – Rick Warren

“The world changes – circumstances change, we change – but God’s Word never changes.” – Warren Wiersbe


We were getting ready for church, and my boys were commenting on how long my daughter was taking. They noted that she had been in her room for 45 minutes just getting ready.

I responded by saying, "Well, I managed to get ready and do everything I needed to in just 30 minutes. Some people just take longer to get ready. Some change clothes a few times before they decide what to wear. I've done that plenty of times myself."

Then, my husband chimed in and said, “We do that in life too.”


That was the end of the conversation because we needed to leave, but I think he may have been alluding to something similar to what is said in Ecclesiastes 3:1: "For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven."


In our lives, there are seasons of change, and navigating through them can be likened to changing clothes. We're often trying to figure out what fits now or what we should be wearing or doing at this moment.


Change is a good thing, though some may struggle with it. Without change, there is no growth. When I think about this, I automatically think of shoes. Our feet grow, and we need new shoes; otherwise, our feet will hurt and feel cramped. Eventually, we may not even be able to walk or put on our shoes.

If we resist changing and buying new shoes, we end up either shoeless or in pain. However, if we embrace change and get new shoes, we will be comfortable and able to do more.


As followers of Christ, change will inevitably occur, and we must be willing to accept it. Otherwise, we risk missing out on what God has in store for us, which could ultimately be better for us in the end.

Colossians 3:10 encourages us: "Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him."


Have you all ever seen that picture of Jesus holding out his hand to a little girl, offering to take her old toy, while behind his back, he hides a brand-new toy? She hesitates to give up her old toy because she doesn't want to let go. Little does she know, Jesus has something better in store for her.


We can relate to this because giving up something familiar means embracing change, and we often hesitate due to fear of the unknown. Yet, that unknown could be precisely what we've been seeking and waiting for all along.


Isaiah 43:19 says, "For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."


Change is indeed good, especially when God is involved.

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