Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Authorized Change

Authorized Change
Carol Condon

The sun was setting and the sky was absolutely gorgeous. The Master Artist Himself was adding so many colors as He was closing out yet another priceless day. The sound of the water rushing up erasing the sand castles of the day was so relaxing as a calm seemed to settle across the border of land and sea. Mark and I were walking along the beach enjoying some quality time of talking, planning and dreaming together. Mark can dream better and bigger than anyone I have ever seen! Life gets so busy and often chaotic so the moments we get to steal away together become ever so precious.

Life is full of change. You may not plan for it and you may bristle up in defiance of it; however, you cannot stop it. Change just happens. When I see change coming my way I have a habit of mentally burying my head in my hands begging it to stop. Who wants to be torn out of their comfort zone? Regardless of not welcoming change as a regular occurrence of life, it is needed for all of us. Our comfort zones cease to bring comfort when He has authorized a change to take place.

I was in this mindset as I stumbled across the skeletal remains of a fish resting firmly in the sand. I called for Mark to come have a look at this amazing sight. Here was a perfect symbol of a life that was spent totally resisting the changes that life brought its way. It is apparent that this fish resisted change but at what price?

This poor little fish reversed my view of change. It is not that I awake each morning begging for new changes to come into my life, but I do rest my life securely in His hands, as I know that His plans are to prosper and not to harm. Will you trust Him enough, enough to step out of your comfort zone and embrace what He has planned for you today?

Jeremiah 29: 11-13 NIV
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your article on change. I have seen many people mess their life up because they thought their life had to be constantly changing...moving here and going there. Change is always a methodical step by step process. Always keeping in mind that GOD is in control and always letting HIM guide us. Thanks for sharing!