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Change; A Story of Transformation

Changing is hard but necessary. Here is why

Change; we talk about it, have books and seminars on how to do it, we all say we want it, however we all fear it. Change is almost a concept in our lives instead of an action. We want change but we fear change. Change will twist us and turn us inside out; right out of our comfort zones, all the while bringing about pain in the process. However, change will also bring great joy, peace, and rewards once we have gone through the process and come out differently on the other side.

Moses was a man who had undergone great change; we can read his amazing story of transformation throughout the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. We are able to witness facts which point to Moses being a born leader; just because he was always ready to jump in and react. Reaction was Moses favorite action. He was always drawn to do what was right, but this drawing was not refined or fine tuned and resulted in trouble when he took it upon himself to discipline Pharaoh’s taskmaster; which resulted in taking his life. He reacted when two kinsmen were fighting and he felt the need to referee. Even when he came upon the burning bush he felt the need to go and investigate. Amazingly as we watch Moses over the years we still see a leader, however we see a new leader emerge; he did not stop reacting; he learned how to react correctly. God had used two million people and a desert to help refine and change Moses’ character into the leader God had wanted.

We like Moses must learn to react with the proper instincts which are consistent to God’s will. We must allow the Holy Spirit to develop in us habits which are in obedience to God’s way of reacting. How do we do this? By consistently being obedient to God, spending time with Him daily, learning His voice, and growing in His Word. As we allow the Holy Spirit to develop us we will be able to handle stressful and trying situations with confidence; not in ourselves but in our Father.

I used to ask God to show me how to change and yet this is correct to ask in once sense; however now my prayer is how should I use my abilities and strengths to do God’s will? Remember God did not give Moses new abilities and new strengths; instead God took Moses characteristics and molded them, in order to use Moses for His purpose. God always wanted to use Moses to do His will yet Moses always complained he was not the one with the ability. I know so many times I am not the one with the ability to do what God asks me to do, however, I must remember that my Creator made me with the abilities and strengths He was going to need to complete the task; just as He did Moses. My responsibility is to grow in those giftings and allow the Holy Spirit to work in me and out of me what the Father is requesting.

He has already gifted you and I; we are to allow Him to teach us how to react correctly and allow Him to refine His craftsmanship. Knowing this will make a difference in our understanding of God’s purpose for our life and we will no longer have to worry about not being the perfect candidate for the job God has for us to complete.

{Need more help with change. Help! I’m Alone With My Mind; A Guide To Gaining Victory Over Your Thoughts}

Not A Single Fly Remained!

Sandra Hersey Keys To Victorious Faith

Exodus 8: 25-29 tells the story of Moses delivering the message from God to Pharaoh with strict instructions to “let my people go!” When Pharaoh did not harken to the voice of God, He sent swarms of flies upon the Egyptians; all the while leaving the Hebrew people untouched. In the midst of the thick swarm of flies in his palace Pharaoh wanted to compromise with Moses; he would allow the Hebrews to make their sacrifices unto God, however they had to do it nearby. God’s instructions where very clear; He required them to make a three-day journey into the wilderness and His command was firm and non negotiable!

Many times in our walk with Christ we have people who urge us to compromise and only give to God partially what He requires. We however cannot bring partial obedience to our Father; we must have the commitment and willingness to obey when God speaks to us. We may not understand all the whys and the hows; but we are to be obedient.

Compromise according to the Webster’s Dictionary had some very interesting definitions for the word. One states, “an endangering, esp. of reputation; exposure to danger, suspicion.” While another definition states, “to make a dishonorable or shameful concession.” Are we being exposed to danger or dishonorable shame when we compromise on what God has instructed us to do? He is our loving Heavenly Father and He does not want danger or shame on our lives. He only wants what is good. All good and perfect gifts come from our Father in Heaven according to James 1:17! He wants THE best for His children just as He did for the Hebrew children. He wanted to release them from the bondage and shame they were in; He had to bring them out!

God wants to bring you and I out of any bondage we are in. Remember that bondages are not always something physical that others can see. Bondages can be things we do not like to even think about like wrong thinking about ourselves, gossip, or even anger. Whatever we face we must know our Heavenly Father wants to bring us out! I find it very interesting in verse 31 when Moses had pleaded with God to remove the flies and this verse in the New Living Translation states; “not a single fly remained!” WOW God not only removed the flies but He did not even allow one to linger around! Think about that for a minute, there were swarms and swarms of flies and the minute God sent them away not one was left! How many times does one little fly aggravate you while you are cooking dinner or having a picnic? That fly will seem to take up so much of your time and concentration because it will not leave you alone. But God was going to show HE alone was God; He not only took them away but He did not ALLOW one to even stay behind!

He wants to do that for us as well, as we choose to not compromise on what He is instructing us to do, and we walk in obedience, He will remove from our lives what He is trying to get out and He will not let a single fly remain!