2 Corinthians 3:18
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.
Change is all around us. Changes in the atmosphere. Changes in attitudes. Changes in appearances. Change in jobs. Change in friends. Change of style. Change of location. Change of mind. Change of direction. Change of seasons. Change, change, change, change…..it’s enough to drive the normal person insane. Perhaps we should look at it from a different angle, God’s view. As there is a theme of change in the earth, so is there with our Heavenly Father.
God changes hearts, mindset, directions, attitudes, atmospheres and locations in our very lives. He has the power to set change in motion, often without our even being aware of it happening. Suddenly we find ourselves far from what we had originally set out for, yet we feel at peace because God decided the change for us. God is determined that none shall perish and so daily He seeks to change the hearts of those who know Him not. He often changes us and where we are headed to accomplish this. Does that make any sense?
Maybe we were set out for a really nice dinner and we had a destination in mind only to arrive to find it closed, relocated or being renovated. We instantly become disappointed and perhaps a little angry, but if we change our mindset, we will anticipate what God really has in store for us. He may send us to several locations before we reach our final destination, yet when we are secure in Him and surrender our wills, a blessing will happen.
What if the next person who needed Jesus was at the new place you arrived at to eat? You did not have any idea there was someone who needed some compassion, however, God did and He made a way for you to bring Light into that persons life. How amazing is that? I know, not many of us like change especially when we think we have it all together. We get frustrated when things don’t quite go as planned, but this is where the changing of the mindset comes in. Do all things as if we were honoring the King. Think and react as a child of God on a mission to accomplish His true desire, saving the lost.
Embracing change is never easy. We get comfortable where we are at and begin to become set in our ways, refusing to see things at times any differently. Friends, I tell you this, we are not here for us. We are here because God wants a relationship with each and everyone of us that He has created and His desire is to change us from the inside out so that we can lead others to Him. What an honor it should be to serve the King. What a privileged to win souls for the Kingdom of Heaven. We are empowered by a God who loves us so much He sent His own Son to a cross to die for us.
So surrendered I will remain. Let God change my plans. Let God move me. Let God change EVERYTHING in me that does not represent Him. I want to be a light for the lost. I want to be maneuvered by the love of God Yes, I am embracing change. Change is good. Change is wonderful. Change is what I have been longing for all this time.