Change for the Better…or Rather for the Best

One can always wonder (or even worry) about making the right decision when something new comes our way. Change is not always at the top of our list in life when we are comfortable.

One thing that I can admire about Andrew is that while he may have been comfortable following John as a disciple he took on change head first when he met Jesus (John 1:35-40). John had been preaching about a “Greater One” than him and he had publicly declared Jesus to be the “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” (John 1:29) and Andrew took his trusted teacher’s comments seriously.

Andrew would eventually have to face more change in his life because of his decision to follow Jesus and no doubt it was never a change that he regretted.

As followers of the Christ we are challenged to meet change in our life with a positive attitude. I’m not talking about the changing of jobs or something trivial like buying a new vehicle; but rather the change that we will confront solely because, like Andrew, we decided to follow Jesus (Luke 9:23,24).

Change may not always be fun but it will definitely  be worth it if the change is to become more like Jesus (Luke 14:16-33 & Matthew 19:27-30). Only then will we go from change for the better to change for the best.

God bless,

Eugene

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2 comments

  1. I agree change should be taken with a positive attitude! Good post.

    In Psalm 138:8 the psalmist welcomes change into his life. As we grow in the Lord we are continually being molded. We must be open to embrace change.
    **Psalm 138:8 The LORD will fulfill [his purpose] for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever–do not abandon the works of your hands.**

    Christ cannot complete His work in our lives if we are closed to change. Change is healthy when it is change in the right direction. **Philippians 1:6. being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.**

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