A Note from
“Fear is momentary but regrets last a lifetime.” – Pastor Rochelle Davis
Last Sunday, we continued our series on grace with a sermon about how God empowers us to change. I believe that the message is resonating deeply with many people, because the sermon video has 550 views and twelve shares on Facebook. What is it about the idea of change that really grabs our attention? Perhaps it is that deep down we all know that we cannot stay the same forever. Moreover, we know that the loving and wise God who created us has good plans for our future that outweigh any negativity from our past.
One of the reasons why we can delay changing in certain areas of our lives is fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of failure. Even fear of success, just to name a few. Well, before you seek to change your words, behavior, or attitude, what if you modified your perspective? The focus should not be upon what may be lost by changing, but rather what is to be gained. As quoted above, fear is momentary, but we can have regrets about what fear caused us to do (or not do) for the rest of our lives.
Don’t let that be your testimony. If the Lord is telling you that something needs to change in your life, embrace it. Seize the opportunity to learn, grow, and be better. Yes, there may be pain involved. But the pain will pale in comparison to the impact your positive, God-inspired change has upon your quality of life. Remember, God gives us grace for change. The time is now! Let’s do it!
Loving and Praying for you,