Change. That word causes a lot of us to cringe. We don’t necessarily like it. It’s uncomfortable. Unfamiliar. Unknown. When it happens it is no respecter of persons, it affects the little people like me, and those with greater responsibility, as well as those they serve. However, something God has shown me in all of the change we are going through, is that it can strengthen a community or destroy it. It has been so precious to see our ladies here at the Charis Center also learn alongside us. As they see each staff member pitch in and serve as needed, watching as some of our leaders carry heavy loads, yet still display a joyful countenance.
The other day in devotions, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with our ladies about this thing called “change”. As we talked on the realities of why “I” don’t like change came home to each one. How we like to think that we are in control and how change makes us feel like we’ve lost that fragile hold on our situations. We spoke of how our fear of change is an indicator that we are striving to control our situations and not trusting God, trusting that He can use all things for His glory. His perspective is so far above ours, and His heart and desire for us all is so much greater than anything we might see. As we talked, the realty began to unfold that we are strengthened when we see God for who He is. This is the beginning of trusting Him. His perfect love casts out fear. As different ladies added to the conversation, I too was challenged to see from His perspective and leave behind my own view to gain the single perspective, vision and goal of God Most High.
I truly love working here with our team, which shall be growing in the near future and with that, bringing even more change. As well, working with our residents. These ladies continue to blow my mind with the pithy things God has been showing and teaching them, because nothing matters so much, as how much you are seeking and pursuing God with your whole heart. For then you shall find Him, and He is worth all of the change, the unknown, the uncomfortability, and the trust. For the fact of the matter is, God’s got this!