“If you are not growing, you are not changing.”
“The only guarantee in life is death and taxes.”
We have heard all the various phrases and jokes regarding the consistency of change. It’s never ending and always guaranteed. There is no shortage of motivational snippets in the world today written to help us push through change, good or bad.
Yet, we all like our “status quo.”
There is something so enticing and intoxicating about comfort zones. We all have our places, foods and even clothes that just make us feel safe and comfortable. When life starts to get a bit overwhelming, we tend to retreat to those safe spots.
As Christians, however, we are called to constantly change. We are called to grow in every meaning of the word.
I was having a conversation with my ever-wise 93 year old grandfather the other day. He was born before the Great Depression, served in World War 2, experienced the Civil Rights Movement, saw the marches of Martin Luther King Jr, and has seen countless Presidents come and go from office.
Personally, I cannot even grasp the full amount of change he has seen and endured. Yet, through it all, he has held fast to his faith. Through it all, when change came, he would retreat not to a place or thing – but to Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 NKJV)
This might sound overly simplistic, but we as Christians must always stay focused on the only constant in our lives – Jesus.
Jesus will never stray, change or move away. He is always our stable guiding star, the light in the darkness and the ever present Truth. No matter what is happening in your world, no matter what society says – we should only listen to what He says.
Stay focused. Stay ready.
Listen to the words of Truth and follow them. There is no better path to take.
Question: How do you stay focused on Him through all the change?