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Welcome Change!

Posted by admin June - 25 - 2013 - Tuesday

The Boy Scouts’ motto is a good one: “Be prepared.” I discovered that it is also on my family’s coat of arms from Scotland— so I try to live it every day. Interestingly, in the Bible, God told the Israelites in the Book of Exodus to “Eat… fully dressed as if you were going on a trip… have your sandals on and your walking stick in your hand.” In other words, “Be ready when I tell you to move!”

Maybe there’s an area in your life where God is telling you that it’s time to move… but, fear is causing you to hold back. Don’t! Change is evidence of growth. What worked for you yesterday can be a recipe for disaster tomorrow. You can’t become who God has called you to be if you insist on staying as you are. It’s been said, “Only fools and dead men don’t change. Fools won’t and dead men can’t.” Change isn’t the enemy. Once you start seeing yourself as a lifelong learner (in whatever field or endeavor you have undertaken), you will look for ways to improve. When you take this perspective, change becomes your friend.

Learn from the people you meet. Go after new ideas. Discover ways to push yourself. God wants to direct your path. One of my favorite Bible passages is Proverbs 3:4-5. To paraphrase it, it says that if you truly trust the Lord with your life and acknowledge His presence, He will direct your path.

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