Have you ever been excited about something new? Ah yes, that new car smell comes to mind. Or maybe a new job has your mind spinning and pumping with adrenaline. Or perhaps something like a new hairstyle and a new pair of boots has you grinning a little bit more and walking a bit taller. “New” does not always mean “stuff.” In fact, I like it more when “new” is from God: a new approach to someone who’s grumpy, a new and exciting task we never thought we could accomplish, a new door we never noticed.
So what’s our part in “new” when God’s at work? Wait and pray. Watch and be excited. (This is coming from God…it could be anything!) And be willing to accept change.
Wait a minute. Change? What if we don’t want to change? What if we like things nice and comfy and predictable? Do we really have to change?
If you want something new, yes, you need to be willing to change. I need to be willing to change too.
I mean, I used to eat mud pies and crunch on a little sand from time to time in our sandbox in the backyard when I was a little girl, BUT thankfully God lifted me up, wiped the mud and sand from my face, and guided me through years of changing from that little girl into a woman who wants to make Him smile; my heart set on Him and my eyes fixed on the horizon for whatever He doesn’t want me to miss.
Let me put it this way, you only have two hands. You can either hold a mud pie in one hand and clutch a handful of sand in the other OR you can drop them both and pick up the “new” God has for you, the “new” He has specifically designed for you at this very moment in your life.
If you’re trusting God and not running away from change and His “new” for you like it’s something dreadful lurking in the shadows, it may possibly emerge as one of the biggest surprises and blessings of your life. So don’t run away. Just sit tight and wait on God to introduce you to this change, this “new” He has for you. You don’t want to miss it.
I’m sure it will be a whole lot better than sitting in the sandbox eating sand.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV.)