Monday, October 15, 2012
Some people like change. They prove it by doing something as minimal as moving their furniture weekly or by doing something as extravagant as moving to another country. But most of us have a problem with change. We begin to feel insecure when things around us change. It signifies that we're losing control.
I guess what has helped me most is to recognize I never had control. It's an illusion to think we do. But the good news is that we have a God who is in control...and He never changes (since all things are consumed in Him). He never changes, but things around us are changing all the time. Living things change. The only changes dead things make is decomposition.
I think one of the hardest places to allow and even embrace change is in the church. But if the church is the Bride of Christ, we have to expect her to grow, mature and...change. I'd hate for people to expect me to be the same person I was 37 years ago as a bride. How restrictive! I've grown, matured, and changed. In fact, I don't even feel like the same person I was back then.
It's just easier and more convenient for us if things remain the same. We don't have to learn anything new nor be stretched. And it leaves us feeling in control of our lives.
Change can be a scary thing. But it can also be a great adventure! I think I'll choose change over decomposition.