Are you willing to make a change?
From Acts: A 28-Day Devotional
Seven people are chosen to perform daily tasks to help the church. One of them, Stephen, is arrested for talking about Jesus.
Some people do well with change and some don’t. What is the difference between those who can handle change and those who can’t?
It comes down to what we value. Some of us value our own ambition and self-preservation more than Jesus’ mission. If personal comfort is our goal in life, we will fight against change. However, if Jesus is our ultimate treasure, change becomes an exciting opportunity.
In Acts 6, the apostles made a tough leadership decision that affected lots of people. Some people probably responded positively and others probably responded negatively. But the apostles realized that without a drastic change, the Gospel would not go as far as fast.
Because the early church was willing to change, “a large number of priests became obedient to the faith” (Acts 6:7). When change comes, we get to decide what kind of person we’re going to be and what we value. Will we embrace change positively and allow growth to happen?
Imagine what can happen in your walk with Jesus when you open your heart to change. Imagine what can happen in our church when we are willing to make the changes necessary to see more and more people hear the Gospel.
- What does this passage teach us about God? How does it apply to you?
- Are you unwilling to change any area of your life? Why or why not?
- Is God asking you to change anything in your life today? Anything you need to start doing or stop doing to take your next step?