Everyone of us experiences change. It is inevitable because we live in a fallen world, a world that is changing, decaying and dying. Earth groans as it waits for the revealing of the sons of God, as it waits for the Kingdom of God to come on Earth as it is in Heaven.
There are many kinds of changes that we experience here are a few examples.
You are engaged to be married and your intended is killed in a car accident, you are devastated, but you must go on.
When your husband of 55 years dies, your world crumbles and you want to die too.
The company you have worked for twenty-five years hands you a pink slip and says your services are no longer needed and you have just had your fiftieth birthday, you have a family to support and you have no idea what you are going to do now, where do you turn?
When you hate yourself or the way you look or the way others treat you; you have been battered and bruised in some way and your behavior becomes self-destructive because of it, what or who can save you from self-destruction?
Each of these present a difficult time, a time when you will experience sorrow and grief. With each of these scenarios there will be a time of facing the truth that change has happened and you will transition whether you like it or not. What happens in transition?
Choices are made. Fear controls some and they try to flee the new reality. Some get into self medication and others into a new enlightenment. Others will fight the change with everything in them. And some will give up and go head long into depression, ultimately leading to death.
Change is inevitable, a time of transition is inevitable, a choice is inevitable, but ignoring change, refusing change will not keep you from change.
Picture this scenario.
A major shift has taken place in the world. What was normal life is now abnormal. An evil force has taken control of government and you no longer have freedom, not in the outside world not even in your home. There are spies everywhere. No one can be trusted.
The television stations have been taken over, books, CD’s, DVD’s have been confiscated, especially Bibles and anything Jewish or Christian. You have no TV, no books, no media and finally, you are rounded up and put into holding camps waiting annihilation. You have nothing familiar. Families are separated from each other. Children are taken away to be indoctrinated. Your life, the life you knew is over.
Rumors spread through the camp of the beheading of those who refused to bow their knee to the image of their god. You will submit or you will die. These are your only choices. What will you do then? Worst case scenario has come. Will you be ready?
Some day, according to the Bible, this scenario or one close to it, will happen.
“Time flies”, people say. Yes, it is ever-moving forward. All forward movement is going somewhere. There is an end, there is a goal. STOP! will happen.
Life has a beginning and it has an end. We are eternal spirits. We live in a body on the earth, we have a soul which contains our mind, our will and our emotions. God created each us with eternity in our heart. Because of this we feel like we will live forever in this body on the earth, even though we know intellectually that is not so.
The day will come to each of us when we will leave this body behind and go to the one we loved and served on earth, whether that is the Creator God or God’s adversary, the accuser, also known as the satan or the devil.
While we still can walk in the light, in freedom and liberty, let us make the most of the time we have here. There are people to love and care for, there are assignments from Heaven that need to be done and most of all there is a God in Heaven, whom Jesus called “Our Father”, who is to be praised and worshiped every day we live. Let’s do it. Let’s make the most of our time here,
God bless you, Joy