If there is one thing that people really hate (generally) – it is CHANGE. People simply do not like change! They have their own comfort zone and love to stay in it. They will do anything and everything to stay where they are.
They will give every excuse in the books to be able to stay where they are. But the reality is that God works in seasons, in people, in families, in churches and in nations and that involves a change.
There is a season to sow, there is a season to cry and then there is a season to reap. When God says, son, daughter, it is time for this season to shift; we fight back, because we do not like changes. Of course we do want God to use us, we pray all the time – Lord use me, and when the Lord says, “It is Time” for the season to shift – we resist – we bring excuses. Some of us actually flee away in fright.
In order to move out of our past, we must shift. Without shifting, we will remain where we are. When we travel by plane or in a train, we sit on the seat that is assigned for us. But there are times we are offered a better seating. No one can get to this better seat without getting up from where they have been and shifting to the new location. A shifting ensures that you get that which has been assigned for you.
Often, God must break our nest for anything good to happen.
“like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions,” Deuteronomy 32:11.
An eagle applies a change in order to teach it’s little ones how to fly. An eagle’s nest is always built at heights – they never make their nest close to the ground. The little eaglets become very comfy and refuse to learn how to fly. The mother eagle has a little plan that always works. She breaks the nest and in turn throws the eaglet in thin air. Oh what a heartless act – right?? So it would seem. But as the baby is quickly hurtling towards the earth flapping its wings, the mother eagle will swoop under it and carry it back to the heights.
At times shifting becomes so hard that God has to end up breaking our nests – our comfort zones. Friends if it is God that has shifted or broken your comfort zones please do not be afraid. He will not let your foot be dashed against the rocks. Nothing wrong is going to happen to you. God has this under control.
No more excuses!
God understands that you have fears and that the assignments that He has given you are not easy. But you have been equipped with all you need to accomplish what God has appointed you to do.
What is your reaction to this statement?
What are you going to do to get ready and to stand up?
Pray and ask God to help you tap into the strength that He has already given you!
“I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me. It is God who fulfills His purpose in me. He is the one who has created us with a purpose. He will surely fulfill it in me.” Psalms 57:2.
~ Mary Lindow ©
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|Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others in all generations and careers or vocations to live and express excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She is a sought after keynote inspirational and humorous speaker and teacher throughout the United States internationally in Ministers conferences, International Spiritual leaders Conferences, and in National and International training seminars for various organizations.|