Change, Change, Change

Are you ready to change? Asks Gladys Ikeme

Are you ready to change? The year 2018 is at an end. What have we achieved in 2018? If you cannot answer this question you are not alone! The good news is that we have the opportunity now to make any necessary amendments. To do this, we have to try to meet change with assurance and peace.

At times, most of us feel overwhelmed by change. This can be change in employment, in relationships, in housing or in other areas of our life. I believe that God is within and around us and continually at work in all areas of our life. When we understand this we can make God our guide in all that we do in life, including change, and we can remain calm, filled with peace feeling confident in any change.

As we clothe ourselves in a forward-looking consciousness of health and flexibility and an attitude of grace and acceptance, we can feel the assurance of God’s presence in and through us. In this way we should not fear or feel undue concern about changing events in our lives.

We should also remember that change inspires growth and is a natural and welcomed part of life. We can go forward to meet and accept the good that changes bring to us. Living without change causes stagnation and frustration in life. People, and in fact countries, improve and benefit from change. This is good.

I read in Isaiah 42:9 “Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; behold they spring forth. I tell you of them.”

We should always give change a chance. Do not give up too easily but accept changes in life. Behind everything there is the thought that lead to the action. So, if we are serious about change, we must change the way we think.

We must also keep company that is helpful and encourages a positive attitude to change. Our friends influence the way we think and the way we act. I have even seen bad company causing a decline in health. May God grant us good mature positive thinking advice from friends when we have to make decisions in life.

In Matthew 17:20 we read that if we have faith even as small as a mustard seed we can move mountains and that nothing will be impossible for us. Jesus says in Matthew 7:7 that we should ask to be given, to seek in order to find and to knock to have the door opened for us. We often fail to ask or seek or knock and in this way deny ourselves a lot.

Don’t be afraid; our Lord is full of love and will help us with all changes we encounter. He will gladly receive us and sort out all our problems. Just talk to him!

May God bless you all!

Gladys Ikeme

(Child of God)