My Mom’s always told me, “How long you gonna play the victim?” I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself. --Kendrick Lamar
In 1803, the British created a civil service position that required a man to stand on the Cliffs of Dover with a spyglass. His duty was to be a lookout against invasion. He was to ring the bell if he saw Napoleon Bonaparte’s armies approaching. This job was appropriate at the time it was created, but it wasn’t eliminated until 1925, years after the threat of danger had dissolved. How many “spyglasses on the Cliffs of Dover” are we still holding onto in our lives? We shouldn’t let the way we are accustomed to doing things interfere with the opportunities God is providing for us today. I would hate to think I was still unnecessarily standing on the Cliffs of Dover with a spyglass, missing out on what God had for my future.
When we refuse to cooperate with the change God requires of us, we make chains of delay that constrain and restrict us. Here are three simple facts about the future:
1. It isn’t going to be like the past.
2. It isn’t going to be exactly like we plan for it to be.
3. The rate of change will take place faster than we anticipate.
Choose to flow with God’s plan and allow yourself to change along with it. Be sensitive to the new things He is doing, and stay flexible to the Holy Spirit. This week, don’t end up like concrete all mixed together and permanently set.
Isaiah 42:9a Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: