Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/22/2016 - 17:00
What do you do when you’ve recognised the need for change in an aspect of your life, but you lack the courage to see the change process through? As people we can be resistant to personal change, clinging to the familiarity of current attitudes and practices, even when we know they might not be healthy. What do we do when we’ve noticed the need for change within a situation in our workplace, family, place of education or other context, but feel afraid to speak up or act and prefer to be a bystander? We continue the story of Nehemiah who had to face his fears in order to be God’s channel to advance the renewal of God’s people in Jerusalem. We’ll see how Nehemiah’s courage was strengthened in various ways so that he was able to step out for God with boldness and see a significant obstacle circumvented. We, too, can be encouraged and inspired by his example as we look to God to embolden us, not only in seeking powerful personal change, but also to be catalysts of God’s renewing in the world around.
- Martyn Day
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