› something that rattles around in the bottom of your purse or in your pants pocket,
› something you do to a baby when the odor is distinct,
› something you do to your tire when it becomes flat on one side, the side in contact with the pavement,
› something you do in the morning so your worst nightmare doesn’t come true and you end up at work in your pajamas.
Hey you can handle these types of change…although you might grumble a little about the baby and the tire, they're both messy jobs.
But what do you do with the changes that inflict physical manifestations: breathing becomes shallow, heart rate increases, knees become weak, and your tongue sticks to the roof of your mouth. Your mind repeats a mantra, “I don’t want to, I don’t want to.”
This unwanted course is imposed on you when God says, “Prepare yourself, change is coming.”
As if that’s not frightening enough, when you ask Him to elaborate, you hear only crickets.
Status Quo – remaining in your present condition may be preferable to entering the unfamiliar, even if the status quo is making you unhappy, at least you know what you have to face each day.
That “change” thing – who knows what that will mean – a new job, a move to another state, a change of churches, a change in a marital status, an internal change, a new car, a new house.
Personally, change is hard for me. When I left Illinois after nineteen months and returned to Colorado God told me to expect change. I still don’t know what that means but God has impressed a word on my mind—trust.
Not trust in the world or myself but trust in Him,
entrusting the details to Him.
Now, that I think I can do.