People are afraid of change. Change makes people anxious. Philippians 4:4-7 says, Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Christians should NOT be afraid of change. Our God is a God of change. In Revelation 21:5 He declares “Behold, I make all things new”. God does all kinds of “new things” in our lives every day. God can do great things when His people allow Him the freedom to change their lives and their church.
God wants His church to reach out beyond their comfort zones to reach more and more people for Christ. Fear keeps us from doing it. We need to be the church who looks toward God - with anticipation.
When it comes to change we have five Choices – We can be Agents (make it happen) of change, understanding of change (it's okay to ask questions), trusting of change (follow your leaders), ignorant (what happen?) of change, or fearful (be a hindrance) of changes. Which are you?
Some people are afraid because the “giants” of life get in our way from seeing God. That shouldn’t be a problem. We can dream big dreams because we serve a big God. Amen?