Christopher Columbus said: “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Do you find yourself having to go somewhere you’ve never been before – or do something you’ve never done before? Maybe new surroundings, new responsibilities, new job, new school, new city, even a new challenge?
The reality of the unknown, and change – can be a bit scary. How about the very first day of school? Or being the new kid in a new school? Or the first time your Mom or Dad let go of the bike and you were ‘On your own, no training wheels’. Even in adult life, being the new person on the job, or any situation that completely takes us out of the previous or present comfort zone.
However, other than the reality of the unknown – there is the reality of knowing that if we want to move forward, we have to take that next step. And there is no greater place for faith to enter in, than those moments right before that next step is taken.
The good news is – your circumstances may be changing, new things and challenges may be on the horizon which are revealing the need for change – but God’s love and faithfulness never changes. He told us “I am the Lord and I do not change.” What a powerful truth that is! Even when changes come along, or have to happen. God’s unfailing love for us will never change!
Think of Moses leaving the house of Pharaoh to learn the heart and will of God on the backside of the desert. Before him was Abraham leaving his home to go to a place that he had never been. How about the Disciples leaving their jobs, their fishing boats, all they knew, to follow Jesus. And so many more men and women in God’s word who were called out of what ‘They knew’ – into the unknown of what ‘God knew’ was best for their lives and future.
Yet, when we read through this history, we find each and every time that God was completely faithful, and saw them through every challenge, every hardship, every scary moment, and every breakthrough and victory that blessed their lives – and changed the world.
From discovering a new world, or a new city, to changing the world, or your city – God will be with you, every step of the way.'If you want to move forward, you have to take the next step.' Click To Tweet
Share a time with us of how God saw you through a ‘Big Change’ timeframe in your life. You can share your thoughts in the comment box below.
Praise God! Beautiful word for this generation! I can remember the day when I had to make a decision almost 9 years ago after graduating the program and coming to Christ. I was starting over, leaving a world of failure, sin, and darkness behind me. A former boss approached me and asked if I would like to run a part of his company which he had already established. But at the same time, I was helping out at the church. The Pastor and his daughter would give me a ride in sometimes when there was no work. So I went and met with the former boss, and the numbers were more than right. Going with the job would have given me the finances to save up for my new life. But God was doing something far greater than I could’ve imagined. After I came to Christ, I had a desire to do something for God in the church. But I didn’t think that I knew enough about the Bible, or had too little schooling to be effective. So I talked to the Pastor, and with him and two elders I was given a blessing on going to work with the former boss, or keep helping at the Church. I knew I could perform the job with the company, but I didn’t think I would be very good at ministry, but I really wanted to try. So to God be the Glory, I turned the job down and went to work for the ministry getting paid nothing. It was the best decision I ever made! Through God’ leading, blessing, and Pastoral council, God has opened up a world to me filled with God’s Love, family, opportunities, ministry, peace, faith, provision, and joy that I know would not exist had I not moved in faith. God gave me a calling, a GORGEOUS wife who I’m disqualified to be with, who is actually the Pastor’s daughter that would take me to the Church to help out those 8 years ago, 3 wonderful children, and a place to share God’s Love and salvation to all walks of life everyday! Glory to God, and Thank you Pastor Dave, for reminding of that moment, and being such a revealer of truth through all of it!
Hey Len. I am deeply thankful for your exemplary walk with the Lord, your amazing work ethic, your beautiful expression of love for my daughter, and the undeniable fact that your testimony brings glory to God! I will always rejoice and give thanks to God for bringing you into our family, and this Ministry. We love you!!