We’re not ready for change if we’re not willing to be changed. Resistance to change comes in many different packages. For example, we could be resisting change if we want everyone to act on their beliefs and values in the same way as we act. “Change Resistors” often call anything that confronts the status quo of established, expected behavior, “a rebellion.” Yet these very acts of perceived “rebellion” often serve as agents of change—or the impetus for new beginnings.
Whether the “rebellion” was born out of good or bad motives is determined in the outcome—both immediate and long term. Sometimes it’s a mixture, and the good must be extracted and preserved while the bad is disgarded. By the Spirit of our living God, we can be keen and unafraid as we discern the changes happening in our world. Our anchor point is the truth of Jesus Christ, and Jesus was the type to call a person out of a boat and expect them to believe that they could walk on water without fear or doubting.