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Embrace Change

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

– Ecclesiastes 3:1

As humans, we don’t like change. Therefore, we often fail to recognize and embrace the necessity of endings. Yet the truth is that if we want to be people who constantly press forward and grow into the good things God has for us, we will be faced with transitions that require us to intentionally close our current chapter. Though this is a natural part of life, the shifting of seasons inevitably brings feelings of loss and anxiety, so many of us shy away from it. When we seize change — whether it’s switching jobs, joining a new church, or walking away from a toxic relationship — it causes mixed emotions. As Christians, we know that God is constantly making things new, so when He leads us forward, it’s exciting. On the other hand, a different assignment can be stressful because it means that we have to leave familiar places and people behind. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t let unpleasant feelings keep us from moving into the Lord’s very best for our future. Staying in one place too long can mean we’re stuck, and if there’s one thing life in the Kingdom of God is not, it’s stagnant. Walking with Jesus bears the best fruit when we tune our hearts to His will, submit our seasons to Him, and follow Him in full assurance of faith, even when He closes a door. 

My friend, you are God’s child, and He delights in holding your hand and leading you forward. Remaining in the center of His good and perfect plan means that you will face endings and transitions, but you can embrace them with the confidence that He has gone before you to lay the groundwork for His favor. While change is never comfortable, staying put can cause you to miss out on His greatest blessings. Abundant life becomes you when you seek His best for your future, explore uncharted opportunities, and boldly answer your Savior’s call to enter a new season, whenever and however it sounds. 

Prayer


Jesus, when you call me to end something in my life, help me to hear your voice and follow your lead.

Reflection


Is there anything God is calling you to end? If so, lift that situation up to Jesus right now and ask for His wisdom.

 

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

3 thoughts on “Embrace Change

  1. Love these devotions Bobby!

  2. Donna Malchrist says:

    It’ hard to accept changes.But I know that God is the answer to any and all of my questions.For example. When I ask him if it’s too risky for me to resume my lector ministry at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church during this Covid-19 pandemic? I know that what he says is for my own well being.He doesn’t want me to bring the virus home and transmit it to my sister.Same scenario.Going to our Miami Elks Lodge 948 for bingo every Thursday evening and karaoke every first and Saturday nights.Not having everybody over here at our house for our annual Christmas Party
    Shopping for groceries at Publix.But instead having Instacart deliver them.Not being
    able to go on a Caribbean Cruise and visiting all those beautiful ports of call.What a bummer.But in the end. Everything will become normal again.When this vaccine is
    proven safe and effective to hopefully put this monster virus away forever.I hope and pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission of reaching out to all around the world with the positive and healing messages of God. To Pastor Bobby
    Schuller and his beautiful family that they continue to stay safe and healthy.To the Hour of Power choir and orchestra and the directors that God will bless them with excellent health.To the Voices of Hope Children’s Choir and their director Sarah Grandpre that all will continue to protect their beautiful gifts of singing.To the worshiping community of Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church much love and warm wishes..May God bless all and the entire United States of America

  3. Ruth Swanger says:

    Everyday I look forward to the daily devotional To give me a lift for the day. I am trying to stay positive during these times, as I live alone and I am retired. I pray daily that God will watch over me and take care of me in everything I do. With times like these it seems more important than ever to rely upon Him constantly for strength and direction. I thank God for your ministry at the hour of power.

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