Change; [cheynj]- to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of(something) different from what it is or from what it wouldbe if
left alone: to change one's name; to change one'sopinion; to change the course of history.
Change occurs in life. Change occurs with marriage, with jobs, with friendships and with yourself. The one thing we do know is that God never changes or wavers. He declares in Malachi 3:6 that, “I the LORD do not change..." What a glorious promise. If only in the midst of change we relied on His promises and trusted in His word. Although our lives on earth change and our circumstances are altered by various situations, the promise of God, is that He is alive and moving in it all.
My work life has brought a lot of changes and emotions recently. Not bad, just different. A few months ago, I was told about a moving opportunity to a new unit. I thought about it for a couple days and decided I couldn't move from the ER, that I had grown to love so much. God had really taught me a lot and really strengthened me through my time in the ER and I couldn't let myself move from what was comfortable for me. Little did I know that the Lord had other plans in mind. A few more days went by and I couldn't stop thinking about this opportunity. I knew there was a reason I couldn't let the thought go. If I chose to move, my hours and responsibilities would look different. They would change. I prayed a lot about this opportunity. I talked with my husband, family, friends and more importantly God. I felt a tug that it was my time to move. To change. I left the ER in tears and anxiety. I moved to a new unit in June and have been there for a couple of months now. It sure is different, but it is good. It has been a change. It is what God desired for me at this time in my life. How could I argue with that? Ultimately, I still get to love on kids amidst hardships and help them and their families cope with their hospitalization and diagnosis. I have the best job in the world.
Change. As a result of this change, my work life has changed. My home life has changed. My hours have changed. My role on an inpatient unit has changed from my role in the ER. My perspective has changed. This change and challenge has allowed my relationship with our God to change. This was a leap of faith for me. This was a change God allowed me to make and allowed Him to work in me. This decision taught me a lot about trust. Trust taught me a lot about God's character. God's character is spoken through His scripture, just as He declared in Malachi. God NEVER changes.
Our lives change. Our circumstances change. Our perspective changes. Our responsibilities change. We change.
But the promise that will never change is that God never wavers. He never changes. May this promise encourage you today. Whatever your circumstances are, may you feel the presence of God. May His word bring your peace. Allow Him to change your heart. He has a lot to teach us and show us. Be moldable.
Song Of The Day: The One You Need by Shane & Shane