Change can make things easier, more beneficial and can help people learn how things work and to adapt to different environments. Change can be an uneasy feeling, but it is a way of life. If things never change what would life be like? No running water, no air conditioning, no indoor plumbing, no vehicles.
Things change in life all the time. The one thing that stays constant is God and His Word. Malachi 3:6 reads, “For I am the Lord, I do not change.”
This is our assurance of continuing mercy. We are often like people on a subway who have taken a train as far as it will go. The car has stopped, but we have not exited. We are sitting, waiting for the train to move again. We have two choices, stay on the train and go nowhere or step off and see where the next journey is headed.
If you want change in your life and the train you are on is not changing or going anywhere, then the train we have been on will not carry us forward.
As for me, change is here and I have had to step off the train. I have resigned my position as pastor and begin the next journey of my life.
We must not be afraid to step off the train. At times, the way to change is to let go of fear.
The Bible says in Second Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
We can’t look at the “what if”, the “shoulda”, “coulda” and “wouldas”. It is time for change, a new beginning. We have to make a choice that the past, and what we have done here and have accomplished in our lives, will lead us to the next step, to the next journey.
So ask yourself, am I willing to step off the train that is not going anywhere, to board the one that is leaving the station?
I’m not saying that the church is not going anywhere. It is my journey that has changed.
I have had the greatest six-and-a-half years at Island Worship Center. My journey has changed, so I will get on the next train for the next journey of my life.
Thank you all for the great times and the great memories.
“Even though we’ve changed and we’re all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we’ll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we’re not all still friends. (Author unknown.)
Sabrina Grubbs is pastor at the Island Worship Center in Port Aransas.