Change: When the Inevitable Happens



A woman on the edge of a cliff

Christopher Barbely, Contributor

Change is a part of life that everyone must face, but nobody likes. Humans are creatures of habit and pattern and if that pattern is disrupted then we are usually bombarded with great discomfort. As Christians we know that God can and will change our lives; either by our choice or just by His divine act. That change can still make us uncomfortable but the inevitable discomfort should not stop us. We must, as Paul says in Philippians 3, “press on towards our goal” which is to obtain perfection through Christ for His glory. To obtain the perfection Jesus asks of us (Matthew 5:48 NIV), we must go through a lot of change.

2 My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! 3 For you know that when your faith is tested[c] it stirs up power within you to endure all things. 4 And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.”

— James 1:2-4 (TPT)

Some changes are not our choice but that is no excuse to mope about wishing they never happened. What had happened had happened and those are just facts. God can still use your situations, good or bad, to make you a better Christian.  The only question is if you will let him mold you into His masterpiece. will you allow God to change you, not only despite your circumstances but even because of them.

sometimes you have to initiate the change even when seemingly nothing is calling for it. Christians should always try to better themselves even when everything is going their way. You should always be asking God what part of you is not like Him and how to change that part. You should also ask Him to help you because God is the only true way you can be like God.