As winter comes through our area, the water is beginning to freeze into ice. It is always an unpleasant sight for me, because I’m not too fond of winter. However, with this change, I understand that the ice will thaw in the springtime and once again the water will flow.
The funny thing about water is that there is this constant changing occurring all of the time. The water changes direction. The water changes temperature. The water gets dirty. The water gets purified. The water freezes. I think you get the point.
We are a lot like water. We often change directions and we often have temperature changes. We can look at that as changes in our actual numerical temperature or as our mood changes.
One thing for certain is that God does not change; however, He wants us to change. He made each one of us with a special purpose, and He is by our side to help us each reach that goal. We are challenged to change direction, and we are encouraged to get purified.
Perhaps we will have moments when it seems like we are frozen as ice, like we are stuck in a present situation. Remember, the ice eventually changes as God’s creation works around the ice to melt it back to water. A present situation is just that, a present situation. Nothing stays the same except for God. Keep pressing forward and watch as God melts the ice in your life.
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” -Jeremiah 29:11 [NIV]