I remember how hard my parents fought the idea of getting a VCR in 1990…until someone gave them their first one. THEN they started watching movies like CRAZY and LOVED it! If you had tried to take it, you would have gotten bitten!
It was the same way with a microwave and a cordless phone!
Then 10 years later, they didn’t want a DVD player…until I finally bought them one. They saw that the picture quality was SO much better and now they love DVDs!
Of course, they swear they’ll NEVER ever switch to blu-ray. But in a couple of years I’ll buy them one because the picture and sound is even better. And guess what? I know they’re going to LOVE it!
Getting stuck can mean missing out
Do you know someone who’s still wearing the same clothes that they wore in 1980? Maybe that’s the last time they felt COOL.
How about a relative who’s house is still decorated in mauve and country blue? Maybe that’s the last style they felt COMFORTABLE with.
Getting STUCK in one place, comfortable with one way of doing things, steeped in one tradition can mean that life, new business and opportunities might just pass us by.
The way we have ALWAYS done things might not be the way we should ALWAYS do it.
As I’m sitting here by the fireplace doing my morning devotions, I’m thinking about how God says that His gifts and calling are without repentance.
No matter what happens, God doesn’t take our gifts and calling away from us. They’re IRREVOCABLE!
The problem is we think that yesterday’s gift can take us into tomorrow without being relevant to today.
Don’t skip that last thought – it’s a big one.
Sometimes we have a tendency to just get stuck wherever we feel COMFORTABLE.
Comfort doesn’t mean success.
My pajamas are comfortable, but it doesn’t mean that I’m going to wear them to my next meeting.
The discomfort that comes with using our gift in a new way is actually us feeling the stretch of staying cutting edge, in the now, and prepped for the future.
The gifts of God ARE irrevocable, but if we don’t get with God every day and find out what NEW THING He’s speaking to our hearts, we risk getting stuck in the past.
Then we’re going to be STALE, we’re going to be IRRELEVANT and we’re going to be OLD!
And OLD to me is a curse word.
So what does it take?
If we can’t embrace change, God will move on to somebody else who will listen to Him and do what He tells them to do, right NOW!
That will be TODAY’S MAN. Today’s man in business, today’s man in the news and today’s man to change the world…or TODAY’S woman! (C’mon ladies, represent!)
God’s going to use the person who’s listening to Him today. Who’s not STUCK in their old ways.
God never said, “I guarantee your comfort all your days.’ He said, ‘without faith it is impossible to please Me.’
The old and routine doesn’t take faith. The new, out of our box and increasing of our talents and realm takes faith.
The person willing to move, to be flexible, to seek Him daily, to shift – THAT is who He uses to change the world.
Be a world changer
Get with God and listen to Him.
What is He telling you to do?
What can you share with us that you know you’re STUCK in?
How are you going to get out of it?
Share with us so that we can all move forward together.