CHANGE ATTITUDE FOR 2013
Our message on change picks lessons from mainly 2 people, Abram and Peter
God put Abram at the age of 75 through a tough experience where he called him to change. He was born in Haran, raised in a city, lived all his life with his relatives and he had built his business in that town, then God said, I want to send you to a place where I will send you. This required a big change in his life. This involved: Leaving, taking a great risk and getting out of his comfort zone.
All change, even good change, involves "leaving." It involves separation from people, places, from relationships, from things that we are used to. To leave a familiar place requires a willingness to obey God.
II. Taking some great risk
A second reason why change is hard is that it involves risk, uncertainty, fear. God told Abraham: “Go to the land I will show you" He had never been there, the way to Canaan was through a desert, it was not the day of maps, internet or radio and TV. Abraham had only God to lean on knowing He is a God who promises the best for his children.
Change launches us into an uncertain future.
Real Faith takes risks!
III. Getting out his comfort zone.
Abraham had to leave a place where he was comfortable to a place which was not familiar. Such a decision was not easy. To jump to the next level in this 2013, we need to know that God’s promotion comes with the courage to leave the comfortable zone to the new land of promise.
Change brings with it 3 kinds of fears:
A. Fear of Criticism:
B. Fear of Failure:
C. Fear of The Unknown:
God in his sovereignty, He gave Peter a vision to prepare him for this task. I believe that this year God is preparing us for the new and great changes he wants to do in us in order for us to reach the next level in our lives and ministries.
OUR GOD WILL EXPOSE US TO PEOPLE OR SITUATIONS THAT WILL GIVE US A GLIMPSE OF WHAT HE WANTS TO DO.
1. Remember that everything we possess in this world is temporary.
We should learn to hold on everything we have or do loosely, they come and go. When God takes them away he has better things for us. Always change ends in promotion even when it begins with pain.
2. Remember that although our circumstances may change, God does not change.
- Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV)
3. I must be willing to change if God is to use.