11 09 2013

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” – CS Lewis

Mention change and people get a little wary. Change is inevitable, but it is amazing how we fight it, get frustrated by it, try to forego it, or feel intimidated by it. Change makes us uncomfortable because it requires a step into the unknown. Even when it is a change we know is good for us, we tend to drag our feet just a bit, make excuses, and look for alternate paths. We are addicted to comfort.

God is in the change business. He changes hearts, changes lives, changes minds, changes attitudes, changes circumstances, changes perspectives, and ultimately, changes our realities. He changes us from being sin-infected, guilt-encrusted, and shame-saturated souls to being people of abundant joy, light, peace, grace, and purpose.

Transformation is at the center of how God wants to work in our lives, but, as with any change, we hesitate before surrendering. Like the chick in the egg, it is hard for us to imagine what life might be outside of the shell. Fear reasons that maybe we would be better off staying where we are. Faith empowers the trust that allows us to break out of the confines of our own imaginations and live in the immeasurably more possibilities God has in store for us.

My Jesus Resolution today is to breathe in the truth that I am meant to fly. Too many times I let the world confine me, convincing me that cramped comfort is better than the freedom of faith. Today when I have choice between being afraid and being courageous, I am going to choose to take a deep breath, trust God’s grace, and fly.



One response

11 09 2013
Denell Dennis

Soooooooo very timely! Can’t WAIT to spend time with you this morning. Fly, Sister, fly… right straight to SRCC!

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