Isaiah 43:19English Standard Version (ESV)
19 Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
I’m writing this on Sunday evening, very reflective as I start this new week. You see I’m about to face some unexpected changes that I am unsure how to prepare for. Isn’t that often the case? Change that springs itself on you and you must be agile and quick to adapt. Work-related or life changes can make you feel very uncertain about the road ahead. It was not too long ago when I got a call from my boss about a relocation. Immediately I started to feel the fear knock at my door. Is my work appreciated, is my job secure? What will I face in this new scenario, the new environment? What hurdles will I have to overcome? What is it going to be like working with this new group of people and what message is my general life sending to everyone I may interact with? Am I or will I be a person of excellence in this new work and life situation? Is my work life God-glorifying? I really hope so. When the winds of change blow, you can either choose to let it overpower you and dip like a kite not skillfully flown, or you can harness the energy like a wind turbine and produce something dynamic. Which will it be?
Taking a couple of deep breaths I have a heart to heart with God and I let him know how I am feeling about this change. I am concerned, God I need your help to face the unknowns in my life. More importantly, I need to trust you, Lord, more than I am already. If you’re reading along has this ever happened to you, facing change and trusting God’s plan for you?
I need to trust that God is at work even when things change and that He is forging something that is good out of every life event. Whether they seem good to me, challenging or indifferent. His, are the eyes that see outside of the bonds of time. It’s only going to stress me out if I try and see ahead to a time only He could know the outcome of. Instead, I will trust the heart of my Lord. I will cast my care upon Him and lean on His understanding instead of mine. I will not cringe in fear but acknowledge that He has given me a spirit of power, love and self- discipline. He will equip me for this new venture even if I feel insecure you are my strength and my confidence. I am anchored and secure because my hope is in my unchanging God.
So as I accept this change
- I will be Thankful for a new opportunity
- I will work diligently as unto God
- I will communicate if things remain unclear
- I will seek support when I need it
- Trust that God will never leave me nor forsake me and that he has a plan to prosper and not to harm me to give me a hope and a future.
Philippians 4:6-8 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Proverbs 31:25Amplified Bible (AMP)
Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure;
And she smiles at the future [knowing that she and her family are prepared].