Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"Finish Strong" Devotional ~ Day 9

Day 9 - Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Accepting Change As Opportunity for Growth

I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)

A woman came to work for me who had never touched a computer. After forty years in the workplace, she was now faced with the challenge of learning to use a computer. I learned later that she was frightened about the prospects of learning this new technology, but she determined in her heart that she wouldn't let a computer defeat her, and claimed the promise that she could do all things through him who gave her strength. She was convinced Christ would give her the ability to learn to use a computer. And she did!

CHANGE! We don't like it, do we? But in order to thrive in any work environment today, we need to be adaptable. This wonderful promise from Philippians is a great one to hold onto when you're facing an uncomfortable challenge. 

Don't be afraid of change. Remember that you can only grow by changing, so the change you're facing could be a hidden blessing. You can trust God to give you the strength, the knowledge, the aptitude, the patience, and the attitude you need to make that needed change.

Today's Challenge:
To accept change as an opportunity for growth and not be frightened or intimated by it.

Today's Prayer:
Lord, I find that I have a knee-jerk reaction to change and see it as a threat. Please help me to remember that you can give me the strength to change when that change is right. Help me to have a healthy attitude toward change instead of fearing it, as I sometimes do.

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