As I went to sit down at the computer I looked at the chair we have been using. I thought to myself that I didn’t remember the front legs of that chair leaning outward. As I sat down I realized they had not been leaning outward before. That century and a half old chair decided it was time to give way and I slid to the floor. Thankfully it was more of a slide than a serious fall. I was sore for a couple of days but that antique chair and I both will make it. We just probably won’t sit at the computer together anymore. We’ve parted ways. Danny and I now sit at a nice leather rolling chair when using the computer – something new for both of us.
It’s hard parting with the old and taking on the new isn’t it? Except when the old gets real uncomfortable and the old ways just seem to slip out from under you. Don’t worry it happens to all of us. Well to all of us who are called to new things. We can insist on sitting in things that are broken or we can move on to something better. Remaining in the past is no help at all. Remaining stationary in something that’s giving way will cause pain. But shoving aside the past, even the good part, and moving on to the newest plans of God will be much more comfortable and sturdy in the long run.
Oh beloved, it’s time to move on. The higher calling of God’s plan is in sight. He says don’t fear leaving things behind. You’ve stayed long enough. You’ve worried about mistakes and felt glued to the spot. You’ve wondered if you missed God and stayed sitting longer than you should have. The Lord loves you so much that He might let things collapse around you but He will never let you collapse. He just wants you mobile and willing to move on with Him to new things. And the new things are where His present day blessings are. Lamenting the loss of the past won’t make anything better. In fact, it will make the present bitter and shaky and leave you broken in a heap. God is calling you and so you can be sure that He will guide you, direct you, watch over you and keep you safe. And He will anoint you for the new appointment and give you faith and grace as you go forth. You may not understand the change now, but you will. The best thing you can do during change is cling to the Father, remember what the Son has done for you and live in the power of Holy Spirit.
God loves you and He’s for you! Instead of crying about the change, embrace it! You’re not going alone, even if no one else is changing, God is with you! Rejoice, recharge and don’t look back! What you once thought was loss you now see as advancement as you go in the Light of God’s Purpose and Plan!
Deuteronomy 1:6 The LORD our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain.’
John 2:5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
Luke 9:62 But Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back [to the things left behind] is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Isaiah 41:13 For I hold you by your right hand–I, the LORD your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.