Fear of Change

April 13, 2012 |
Fear of Change Fear of ChangeI would like to share with you some extracts of something I read recently in a book by an author named Joyce Meyer in a New York Times best seller called “Never Give Up!” which has many inspiring stories about relentless determination to overcome life’s challenges and I would highly recommend this to anybody seeking daily motivation and guidance.
Former US president Woodrow Wilson said: “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” For some reason, many people don’t like change, and I believe it is often because they fear it. Many times, when we grow weary or simply become bored with a situation, we get restless and begin to pray: Oh, God! Something has to change!” Then, when God tries to bring change into our lives, we say, “Lord, what are You doing? I don’t think I can take this change!” We often find ourselves caught in the tension between wanting change and fearing change.
Thank God, He never changes. Because He is always the same, we can trust Him through any changing circumstances or situations. Hebrews 13:8 says: Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is always the same, yesterday, today, and forever.” And God Himself speaks in Malachi 3:6 saying: “For I am the Lord, I do not change.”
This should give us great courage and comfort when we face changes in our lives. We do not need to fear change; we can handle it, because God remains the same. What if Abraham Lincoln had been afraid of change? He would not have signed the Emancipation Proclamation and the horror of slavery would have continued in America. What if Orville and Wilbur Wright had been afraid of change? We would all be stuck with travelling on the ground or sailing over the water instead of flying through the skies. What if Thomas Edison, had feared change? We would still be reading by candlelight after sundown. What if Henry Ford had feared change? We would still be walking or making use of horse and carriage transportation. I am sure you can think of many other wonderful changes that have occurred in your life that has brought joy to you and your loved ones.
I share these vignettes with you to inspire you to think about the many good changes that have made peoples’ lives better and easier through the years, for example just think of the changes in the medical profession, can you imagine going back to the old ages of dentistry? Ouch!!!
Remember, the fear of change could keep something wonderful from taking place for you. I urge you not to let that happen, but to boldly embrace the changes that come your way. Without change there is no growth, just think of a baby growing up, they are changing daily in order to grow. Lastly remember that anything that is not growing is dying.
The one thing you can be certain of is change, so embrace it and don’t fear it.

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