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Surviving Changes in Your Church

Katie Allred

Surviving Changes in Your Church

Katie Allred

They say that “change is inevitable” or “change is the only permanent thing in the world.” If changes come to your church, it’s best to be prepared and learn to adapt.

In light of our current situation where our social gatherings are prohibited due to COVID-19, churches are taking mass gatherings online. This is a massive change to our routine of going to church, especially to churchgoers who dedicate their Sundays to go to church with their family. If you are one of these people or you know people who enjoy these activities and aren’t optimistic about such change, here are some tips on how to survives changes.

Acceptance.

One of the most well-known verses, Jeremiah 29:11 “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,'” ensures us that there is nothing that is happening that God doesn’t know about or has no control over. We can be comforted in the fact that our God is the creator of the heavens and earth. He has our lives in his hand. We don’t have to worry.

Be committed.

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act…” (Psalm 37:5). Love your church enough that you are willing to be bound by these changes. If we are committed to our churches, then change will not be a considerable hindrance for us. Our faith in the Lord does not depend on a building. Ask yourself, what is more important? To go against change to prove your point or practice your faith and live a peaceful life with the Lord. If you choose a life in the presence of our Lord, it means you are committed to Him and willing to change.

Move on.

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18). It’s okay to move on. Don’t dwell in these sorrowful times.

I look forward to seeing what the Lord can do in and amongst your situation.

Be grateful.

Be grateful that you have adapted to changes and that you can continue to change. Always thank the Lord for being able to survive obstacles in life, including these changes.

Our faith and love for the Lord are much more reliable than any changes. Our current situation does not give purpose to our lives, but our experience with Him do. If we let these changes get the better of us, then it shows that our faith is not strong enough.

Conclusion

Overall, just have faith. Have faith that God will get us through changes. Have faith that He holds the future, not us. Have faith that he can make great things come from our circumstances. “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28.

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