As human beings, I tend to find generally, that we don’t deal too well with change. If you’re anything like me, once something has been laid, I don’t like disturbing it too much thereafter. “Do a job right the first time (so the saying goes), and it won’t need re-doing again a second”. Yet, in my experience, I’ve found that it doesn’t always work that way in life and that there are times when through unexpected circumstances, we are shaken from our complacency and forced to move out onto new ground. One thinks of that persecuted Pilgrim sect known as the English Separatist Church, who in the early 1600’s, were forced to flee England to the Netherlands to find a better home. From the Netherlands, again through the difficulty of circumstances, they planned to relocate to pastures new. In September 1620, some 100 people, many of them seeking religious freedom in the New World, set sail from England on board the Mayflower, landing two months later on the shores of present-day Massachusetts; the rest from there is history. No, friends, change is never usually welcomed; never usually embraced with open arms; much rather we’d prefer to remain settled on our lees and get on with things as we’ve always known them; but more often than not, a prod here and a prod there brings one into unanticipated blessing!
Nowhere perhaps is this more true than in our Christian walk. Whether we see it or not, the Christian life is a journey! God Almighty is at the wheel of the helm, turning the ship at will. The cost to follow God is everything and where He leads His children must follow!!