I was just reading a devotion on the topic of change, and something written struck a cord with me. The writer warns against resistance to change, and the attitudes that can hinder our growth, when inevitable change occurs. Here is a part of the reading:
“So here are some attitudes you may need to adjust: (1) Thinking like a victim. Stop expecting others to rescue you, feel sorry for you, or reduce your stress levels. Get behind the wheel of your own life! You’re not helpless, and the situation is not hopeless. God’s Word promises you “can do everything…with the help of Christ” (Php 4:13 TLB).”
I have to admit, that in a few circumstances, I have adopted the “victim mentality”. I have been thinking “everything will change when…..”; but that change was dependent on others, instead of me taking control of the situation, with the help of God’s power. The verse the reading refers to is Philippians 4:13, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength”.
“Attitude is everything”….sometimes you have to “roll with the punches”…..there are a million catch phrases on how to adapt to change. I think the most important focus for me, is that God’s promises are always true, and He promises to help us through times of change, trouble and circumstance. Instead of looking around, for someone to save us out of it, we need to look up, so God can pull us through it.
” Don’t be afraid, because I am with you.
Don’t be intimidated; I am your God.
I will strengthen you.
I will help you.
I will support you with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)