Reasons to change
By Larry Platner
To follow Jesus is to let go. What in your life are you reluctant to let go? What obligations, comforts, securities, dreams, friends, are rooting you in a place? Not to say these are wrong but when Jesus calls us to a change in order to follow Him, do you have a list of reasons that you feel prevent you from following his call? Can Jesus be trusted? Is He asking too much? Or is your faith too small? If you are in Christ then you are made to follow Him wherever he leads you.
Following is a list of questions from Sarah Yardley to help you evaluate your reasons for change.
– What has catalysed my desire for change in this area? How did I arrive where I am today? Do I sense the Word of God, leading of the Spirit or wise counsel prompting me to change?
– How has this been confirmed?
– If this area changes, will I be the only one to benefit or will there be any benefit for others? What are the next three practical steps that I need to take towards this change?
– What one step can I take today? Be intentional about the ways in which you approach change.
(Sarah Yardley, More Change, Ashford Colour Press, Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire, 2021, Kindle Version Loc 933)