Naturally I do not like change. When a new idea is presented to me I like to think about it and think about it and think about it. Then, when I hear God speak to me in a voice like thunder from heaven I'll actually make the change. Ok, just kidding about the voice from heaven. But, I do think and think and think and expect "confirmation."
I married someone who deals with change quickly and easily. Eric isn't impulsive, but he does make a decision and a change in a short time. Way too short for me. I was listening to Joyce Meyer the other night and she said her and her husband are the same way. Except, she's quick and he's slow. While this is a strength in their marriage now (like it is in mine) it wasn't so at first. He'd tell her, "You're always 5 steps in front of God." And, she'd reply with, "And you're a mile behind him." So funny!
When you think of world changers, people who do great things, who get noticed, they're not people who always stay the same. They're people who are willing to change. They're people willing to CREATE change. For me, not wanting to change was a fear of the unknown. What if this doesn't work out, what if we can't afford it, what if people don't like it.... If nothing is ever changing in your life, you'll never go anywhere. If you're afraid of what might happen you stay stagnant.
It's true that God never changes. He always stays the same. But, He is continually revealing more and more of Himself to us. He does new things. God is innovative. He's not boring. He's exciting. Living in relationship with Him is fun. "His mercies are new every morning." I'm making the decision to always change and grow. To break out of my comfort zone. To be radical. To not be ok with just staying the same.
In fact, Brooke and I are going to tomorrow!