No one likes change. Keeping the status quo is easy and comfortable. We like to close our eyes and pretend that everything is okay, but is that really the case?
As Christians, “okay” shouldn’t be in our vocabulary. God didn’t ask us to be “okay”. God has asked us to be holy, as he is holy (1 Peter 1:16). He doesn’t want mediocrity. In order for us to be holy, it requires change—constant change. Change is not always bad. Maturity requires change. We must hold fast to biblical convictions & truths to mature in Christ, seeking to please Him.
Paul writes in Romans 12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
We need to transform ourselves to live as God wills. Don’t be afraid of change. Don’t be afraid of leaving the old life behind. God has promised He will always be with us (Deuteronomy 31:6, Matthew 6:25-34, Philippians 4:6-7). Don’t settle for “okay”. Let’s strive to be holy, to please God in all we do (Col. 3:17). Whatever change you need to make in order to mature in Christ, trust God and take the first step.