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How Do You Handle Change?
Change. Most of us don’t handle it well, especially if it’s something big. The stress can feel like a noose around our necks. Yet change is a constant.
A couple Sundays ago, the pastor of our church announced he would be retiring the middle of 2018. Some parishioners were shocked. Some saw it coming since the man is in his sixties and has been running the church for over twenty years.
A week later, we got a glimpse of who our new pastor would be. He has three younger children, which will be nice because we are a contemporary church and cater a lot to our families and younger people. From what I’ve seen of the new pastor, I think he’ll fit right in.
I’m not too worried, but then I’ve only been with the church thirteen years. There are those who have been a member since the beginning. They’ll have a harder time adjusting to the “new guy” than I will. To them, it’s not just Crossroad Church, it’s Gee Sprague’s church.
Also, those who have never known any other church might find the transition difficult.
So how do we adjust to such a major change?
We trust in God. Deuteronomy 31:6 which tells us to Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. No matter what occurs in life, God is with us.
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.- Mary Shelly
We have to trust that God’s way is the right way. Faith is knowing that His will is far better than our own. By accepting change, we are allowing our faith to lead.
Change can be scary. We feel unsure of the future whether it has to do with our private lives, our work environment, or even our church. But if we hold onto Jesus, we will get through. If possible, use any change in your life as an opportunity to grow in your faith. Spend more time with Jesus in prayer. You’ll be amazed how much more calm you will become. The more you rely on God, the deeper your relationship.
I’m excited for what the future holds for our church. I have a feeling God is going to do great things through us. And no matter what, He is in control. He’ll definitely do a much better job than I ever could.
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