tiny steps towards change…

Physicist, William Pollard once said, “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement.”

If you think about it, we all want to change something.  Physical changes could mean, “If only I were taller…skinnier….smarter…”  Spiritual changes might be, “If only I could pray longer….or could witness without the fear of rejection…or If only I weren’t so critical.”

We all dream of being something different or better than we are today.  And sometimes it just seems like even though we are trying our hardest, nothing is happening!

Yes, change is difficult, and sometimes it is very slow in coming.  Very few of us go through the change process without struggle or some personal pain.  (Read:  No pain, no gain)

The good news is that God never changes!  Check it out!

  • 1 Samuel 15:29 “He who is the glory of Israel does not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man, that He should change His mind.”
  • Malachi 3:6 “I the Lord do not change.”
  • James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows”
  • Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”
And that is just a few promises we have from our Lord!  God is always wise, always sovereign, always holy, always just.  Whatever God is….He always is.
As a christian, I should always be striving for change…..to be more like Jesus and to keep walking in the direction He is taking me.  Tiny steps.  One foot in front of the other.  And as we are walking, God will change the terrain in front of you, but until then…..keep walking.
So what does all that mean?
I am thankful that I can change…..and I am thankful that God will not!!

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6 responses to “tiny steps towards change…

  1. One foot in front of the other. Sounds so simple, but somedays… u know ;)

  2. There are times when I just simply cling to this truth! As a young person I had a pastor who repeatedly said, “God is good…all the time!” and because He never changes, there are times I say those words over and over–particularly when things do not seem to be going well!! Love your constant encouragement in sharing good spiritual food! Debra

  3. 300poundsdown

    Amen to that!! How powerful and true. How important for me to remember this b/c sometimes we all lapse into assigning God human traits. People change. He doesn’t! Thank goodness for that!!

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