Last week, a short devotional addressed the positive nature of change. In discussing the lesson afterwards, two reasons were shared why people are apprehensive to change:
1) They feel that change will cause them to lose something from the past they want to hold on to. The idea is that if they change, the structure, concept, or approach will be lost.
2) The second reason is fear: fear of the unknown, fear of uncertainty, or a fear of losing control.
However, the nature of change brings several positive qualities.
Questions are generated for gaining a better perspective in prioritizing our purpose in moving forward.
Change leads to improvement. Becoming more Christ-like requires us to change.
We rally together in a unified effort to work for a common purpose.
Change creates firsts we have never experienced which bring enjoyment and satisfaction.
Our faith is bolstered as we move into the unknown or sense a loss of control. We learn to trust God for strength.
Additionally, change brings an air of excitement and enthusiasm.
The lesson concluded with this incredible thought: “Embrace change, for it is the stuff of a brighter tomorrow.”