Change is here to stay, former procrastinators. Like it or not, things are always changing. We don’t have the control to prevent that.
Praise God, He is in control and we can rest in the confidence of Romans 8:28 and other scripture truths that stabilize our lives. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8) That enables us to develop a healthy perspective on change so that we benefit from it and He is glorified.
Change is a catalyst for growth. We can resist change and miss out on becoming more mature. But sanctification is a change process. We progress through stages in our growth as we move from milk of the Word to meat, unforgiveness to forgiveness, slothfulness to diligence. All require change. What a blessing we are freed by Christ to grow and not stay bound in an immature state. As former procrastinators and now diligent women, you’ve seen this process in your own lives. Victory gained is change!
Some changes are gradual, others are thrust upon us. Shake ups in family, health, job, housing can be like earthquakes, unwanted and difficult. Some can be long awaited and welcome. Some are lasting, some temporary. Whatever characterizes the change, it comes with opportunity to trust God and grow. That’s where we say “Yes” to God even if it’s hard.
Consider inspiration. One reason we don’t act on what inspires us or on God’s prompting is that to do so requires change. “What? I’d have to get up at 5:30!” “Yeah, but I don’t share my faith easily.” Check out Sparking Benefits (Mini Habits) here to learn how to expand your comfort zone.
Enjoy variety – eat dessert first or drive home a new route. You may face a challenge – struggle to give up an entrenched way of thinking or battle hard for your health. Whatever challenge change brings to us, we can thank God for His love and sovereignty. We look forward to the ultimate change when we’ll meet Him in heaven, when we’ll be changed – and be like Him.
What change are you facing? How can you grow by saying “yes” to God?