Embrace the Change

Embrace the change- don’t reject it. If you know God’s called you to make changes in your life in any way, do yourself a favor and surrender. Your life will only get more difficult. God can see you, see where you’re headed and knows what will happen if you stay on that path. Running away from your calling only slows down the blessing. There is no grace in turning your back on the plans God has for you. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. In fact, chances are it will be hard. But there is a purpose that will bless you in the end. Life is so much sweeter when you embrace those changes coming your way.

Remember Jonah and his adventure with the whale? He was called to go to Ninevah to warn the people to change their ways, but Jonah wanted no part of it. Instead, he made a run for it. He went aboard a ship to try to outrun God. Out run God? What was he thinking? That’s what we do, too. After being stuck inside the whale for a while spits him out onto the beach. He ended up doing what he was called to do, anyway. We think we can outrun the one who sees everything.  We think we know better.

God has a purpose for us. Even though we can’t see it in the beginning, he will call on us in His right time. And more often than not, it is never the right time. We may feel it’s an inconvenience to our life. Like, “not now, Jesus.” I don’t know about you but I am guilty of such words and attitude. But guess what? You can’t win. You see, if God has a plan and you are a key component to His plan, do you think you can just walk away? Yes, there is free will. He won’t twist your arm or anything like that. But there will be some consequences for saying no. There is no grace when you walk away. God doesn’t have to do anything for your plans. But he does when it’s His plan for you.

Doing things your way, yet you expect him to bless you- is a recipe for disaster. That’s a big risk. I did that. It ruined my life. Many times he tried to get my attention and many times I walked away. It would take several years to realized I needed to change. I couldn’t do it myself, although I sure thought I could. I had to surrender and stop fighting to have my way. For me, it took a while but that doesn’t mean it will be that way for everyone. It could be I had a long, hard road so I’d have a lot to share for many people.

What I know is that it is better to embrace the change he wants to do in your life. He cleans out the cobwebs. He cleans you up, removing your heart of stone and giving you a new heart. You will like what God has done in you and for you. Make it easy on yourself. Trust the changes will be good for you. Don’t run. Embrace it.

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