There seems to always be a guarantee in life that change will happen. Change is something we tend to fear and become anxious about because we do not feel in control of life. The good news is that God has a plan for your life to hope, future, and to prosper.
I have to tell you, at this juncture in my life I certainly did not anticipate that God would put me here at Riverstone as Interim Children’s Ministries Director. I thought I would be home, sitting on my porch, rocking in my ‘bouncy chair’, and watching my grandchildren. But God had other plans and a big change for my life!
Don’t get me wrong! I love where I am and am so grateful for this opportunity. I have been at it for about a month now and have enjoyed every minute of it.
So, consider this: could God be preparing you for a change in your life? Is He about to call you out of your rocking chair? Or, is He about to call you into church life to take the baton from some of us older folk? Could God be calling you to volunteer in some area of ministry in our church?
One thing I have discovered about all these areas of ministry that I work in, is that they all are in need of volunteers! Our churches across America run on volunteer power. There isn’t one that could continue without those volunteers.
But perhaps you are like me, and certainly not entertaining the idea of a change in your life at this time. But, like me, you may find that when God innitiates that change and you respond to that challenge that change often brings, that God will indeed bless you.
As I said, change is inevitable. If we trust in God and allow the change to grow us to become more like Jesus Christ in how we respond and act, then we are promised that all things will work together for good. The thing about change is it comes whether we ask for it or not. I did not necessarily ask for it, but God planned it for me. So I guess we all have to ask ourselves when that happens – am I going to follow my OWN plans, or am I going to follow GOD’S plan for me?
Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.