Daily Devotion

May 18, 2015

Dealing with Change (2)

“Go to the land that I will show you.” Ge 12:1 NLT

How would you feel if God told you to leave your job, sell your house and go to a city you didn’t know? That’s what happened to seventy-five-year-old Abraham and his sixty-five-year-old wife Sarah. “Leave your native country…and go to the land that I will show you.” Why would God do that? Because He has a special destiny in mind for each of us! He told Abraham, “I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you…and you will be a blessing to others” (v. 2 NLT). With no hint of resistance, Abraham embraced change, trusted God, and reaped the incredible rewards. It’s no wonder the Bible calls him the father of faith. To walk with God and fulfill His will you must have a mindset that adapts to change—sometimes costly and uncomfortable change. How do you do it? “By faith” (Heb 11:8)! Faith in whom? Yourself? Others? No, faith in the goodness of God! Did you know that those who flow with change rather than resist it are less stressed, more healthy, and generally happier? So start developing a “change mindset.” Break out of your rut and develop a new routine. And if you’re serious about it, ask your friends and family to point out areas where you constantly demonstrate inflexibility. Where should you start? With this Scripture: “Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully” (1Pe 5:7 AMP). Live by the principle, “Where God guides, He provides.”