Change is a part of life, and with change must come growth. They are hand in hand. So why, as we get older, is it more and more difficult to accept change?
Our humanity oftentimes wants us to be comfortable, not push the limits, because pushing the limits means we must go beyond what we know or see. God wants us to do the opposite: He wants us to draw closer to Him in times of uncertainty and change. We get nervous because we don’t know what He has planned for us. However, He guarantees us in Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you, … plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
There are big changes in life: going to college, getting a job, getting married. There are also small changes: learning a new task at work, starting a diet, breaking a habit. And, of course, the biggest, most important change of them all is inviting Christ into your life.
A relationship with Christ brings with it rewards and challenges that force us to grow, and through it all, God wants us to seek Him and help others to do the same. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
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