Restructure and the God who doesn’t change
Recently it's been all change in my office. We now have laptops and have to hot-desk. Our division is being restructured and my boss is leaving.
I’ll be honest. I find change difficult.
I understand it's good to work more flexibly. Organisations need to watch their costs and modernise systems. But I find it distracting and unsettling.
Maybe it's because change reminds me I'm not in control. Perhaps it's the hassle of getting used to something new. Maybe it’s because the future feels uncertain.
We all face change in our work. And the Lord wants to remind us something amongst it all.
The Unchangeable God…
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations. Psalm 46:10
He wants to remind us that he is God. And this is good news.
He’s a rock (Psalm 62:6). And rocks don’t change. He’s a fortress who is with us (Psalm 46:11). He holds everything in his hands.
And that includes my division’s restructure.
…Who Changes Hearts
But while it’s good that God doesn’t change, it’s good that we do. And he uses change in our circumstances to bring about change in our hearts.
It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil his good purpose. Philippians 2:13
He has promised to change us (2 Corinthians 3:18) – to bring us to a greater trust in him, to cause us to shelter in his wings (Psalm 91:4).
If there was no change, no upheaval, no work restructures, wouldn’t we keep trusting in the stability of our situation rather than trusting in his unchanging promise to be our rock and fortress?
I certainly would.
Which is why I’m learning to welcome the change God brings in order to make me more like his Son.