Step Towards Transformation
There’s one thing that’s certain in life: change. People change, fashion changes, technology changes, seasons change—that’s why it’s so important to stay flexible and be willing to adapt in order to embrace the new things God has in store. But some people struggle with change because they think it’s difficult or because they feel comfortable where they are. If we aren’t careful, we can easily become satisfied and coast through life, never really growing or experiencing what we are fully capable of. When we refuse change, we limit our lives. We limit our options, and ultimately, we limit what God can do in our lives.
Think about the first television sets that came out so many years ago. The picture was in black and white only, yet people thought those television sets were so amazing—they were thrilled with it! When color television was first introduced, many people resisted it. They had grown comfortable with their black and white televisions, and viewing life in gray was good enough for them. Color television was an option they just couldn’t imagine. Little did they know how their experience would change if they would be open to something new.
So many people live narrow lives based on what they’ve experienced in their past or what their family has passed down to them. If no one else in their family went to college, they think they can’t either. They let other people define their limits, or they allow their resources or circumstance to define their limits. If that’s you today, realize that you are not limited by your past, the economy, or what you have been told you can or can’t do. You are the one who sets the limits for your life.
Today, you might be seeing your life in black and white, but God sees your life in full, living color! He has so much more to add to your experience if you will be open to new ways of thinking. I encourage you—be willing to look beyond where you are right now, and be open to what God can do in your life. Let Him broaden your thinking so you can embrace the fullness of the blessing He has in store for you!
Remember the Bible says “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9, NIV)