“We can’t choose whether change will come or not. But we can choose whether to embrace it or resist it.” (Ed Stetzer)
Today we look at another reason why we resist change in our lives.
5. Because change hurts
It is sometimes hard to change. Even good change costs some of our security. Leaving our “comfort zone” carries a price.
But when God wants to bless us and position us for new things, change is often required.
Unfortunately too often we never change until the pain of staying the same grows greater than the pain of change.
I have a saying “God will allow us to get uncomfortable as a catalyst for change”
We get to the point where we have had enough, and then finally we surrender and cry out for something to change.
From a minor adjustment to a complete overhaul, change has a price tag. It hurts to reorganize an office, lose weight, recognize that our marriage and/or relationships need help, correct some of our attitudes and behavior, or acknowledge our relationship with Jesus is not as central to our lives as it could be or once was.
The only question remaining for most of us is what hurts more: staying where we are or getting to where we want to be?
It’s important to choose the kind of change that embraces the work of God in us personally.
The alternative to change and transformation is to “pick a rut” and make it deeper.
Today embrace change instead of resisting. Think about your life. What is worse? Not changing and missing out on the life God has planned for you, or dealing with those things that hold you back. The choice is your’s!
God has good things in store for you. It might be uncomfortable to face some things, but even when everything feels like it has to or is changing God never changes. He is constant, consistent and faithful to all His promises. We can count on Him.
“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfil“.(Numbers 23:19)
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8)
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17)
Prayer: Lord thank you for the new life I have in you. Thank you that in this world where things constantly change you are constant and unchanging. Please help me to have the courage to embrace the changes you desire in my life, even where and when it is uncomfortable. I want to be a person who takes hold of new things in my life instead of resisting all the time. Help me out of my rut. In Jesus Name. Amen.