One of the biggest challenges of the modern world is the rate of changes that affect our lives. In a constantly swirling cycle, trends are born and die faster than ever, people follow and unfollow dozens of people within a year, and a celebrity or singer that’s popping one month will be forgotten the next.

Needless to say, this is something that a lot of people struggle with, myself included. Change is often needed and good, but not all things change for the best. And the distinction between what is a step forward or backward isn’t always obvious in real time.

One of the secrets is having a foundation. When you have something certain to hold onto, it helps in letting the things that don’t really matter slip by. With God as our point of reference, it’s easier to keep track of the things you should never allow to change, like honesty, kindness, and integrity, and those that can shift, such as where you live, where you work, or how you contribute to making a difference in your community.

God can also provide His guidance on the things that change—e.g., which church you should attend, or what school to send your child to, or what career to pursue. He has promised to guide us as we put our trust in Him and commit our ways to Him.1 If you seek Him and listen to His still, small voice, you’ll be able to rest in the choices you make. As long as you remain true to God’s Word, and stay in touch with Him, He will help you to see and discern what changes will be a step higher and cause progress.

God often works in our lives through events that break the limits and shake things up. So don’t be scared to embrace the switch-ups and switch-outs that come your way when they are in line with the Bible and His Spirit. Flourish, progress, grow. Move forward. With Jesus, who is the same today, yesterday, and forever.2

  1. See Proverbs 3:5–6.
  2. See Hebrews 13:8.