When people and situations in our life change, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Most folks aren’t crazy about change, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, in some cases, it is necessary for us to be able to move forward.
If someone had told me five years ago what I would be doing today, I don’t think I would have believed it. Life has changed! But changes were necessary in order to position me for what God has called me to do today.
What about you? Has anything of significance changed in your life lately? I realize not all change is happy change, but hopefully, even in those times that the world feels upside down, somehow you can find a silver lining.
Scripture is very clear that change was, is, and will be a part of life. So today, I want to show you 5 scriptures that back up that statement.
1. God commands us to change our mindset from that of world-focused to kingdom-focused.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2
2. Sometimes God calls us to change our physical location.
It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8
3. If we are a child of God, our spiritual nature should be constantly changing.
So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. 2 Corinthians 3:18
4. Our perception of Jesus will one day change from what we thought we knew about Him to a level of complete understanding.
Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. 1 John 3:2
5. One day, even the heavens and the earth will change from their current status to something gloriously new.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. Revelation 21:1
Are you starting to get the picture? God is a God of change. But luckily for us, it is always out of love that He moves and shifts our lives around.
Today, take some time to list out the things that have changed in your life over the last six months to a year. Then, ask God to show you why the change was necessary.
If we all took a few minutes each week to jot down how our life is changing, we would probably start to see some patterns. I challenge to you to journal any changes you experience over the next 30 days. And then, talk to God. He would love to show you where He is leading you. Will you be open to guidance?
Blessings to you and yours!
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