Change – become or make different; substitute or replace something; pass from one state to another
If I told you God is causing and calling for change, what would you say? Would you embrace it or run from it? Would you welcome it or abhor it? Depending on how you look at it, change can be either good or bad. Change directed by God, however, is always done for our benefit, our good.
Yes, change that is directed by God comes to make us better. There are lessons to be learned at any and all levels and it is up to us to glean from those lessons that which will enable us to grow. If done properly, you will move, and in some cases even transform, into who God has called you to be. You will live out your potential and fulfill your destiny.
Yes, change can be good, if you stay on course. But now, everything has a downside to it and change is no different. If you don’t keep it in check and under wraps, change will change you into something less than desirable. Change is in the air; God causes it, allows it and you either make it or break it.
A season of change with God’s favor…which course will you follow?
God’s favor will cause people to favor and bless you. You gain access to things before blocked to you. You receive promotion and recognition. Done right, this allows you to do greater things for God and create situations where God gets the glory. Done wrong and you get the big head and begin to think it’s all about you.
There is an increase in the latter, especially amongst pastors. What gives?! God’s favor comes upon you and for awhile you attribute it to God and give Him all the praise, honor and glory. Then something sets in; you get off course and lose your sight. Jesus is no longer your focus but off center a little bit and the things of the world attract your attention more so than the things of God. Why? Power, prestige, fame and fortune; you see $ signs instead of people. You see “things” (big houses, fine cars, etc.) instead of souls to be saved. You’ve been bit by the bug, the secular demon. The Father’s objective is not on your mind--getting more money, more stuff is. You have forgotten, “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” Your season of change has turned you from God.
There is a strict warning in the Bible to the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of God’s pasture. God said He would visit upon you the evil of your doings. Favor has gone to your head and corruption has set in. You, in essence, begin “pimping” the church; your trusted and loyal congregation. This is not the change God was calling for. REPENT, and turn from your ways! A season of change is upon you but now the question is, what will you do with it?
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