When Your Cheese is Moved
I went thru most of my Christian life thinking everything in Christianity is constant, reliable, unchanging. Most of us come away wounded when we idolize the journey when in the first place we were supposed to invest in eternity. Our preoccupation to constancy is due to fear. We do not like changes. Like the rats and the little people in the story “Who Moved My Cheese,” we detest when the supply of cheese dwindle. We are afraid of the unknown.
We would rather be victimized by our situation than grappling the reality of change. We blame and despise our lot. Taking responsibility when facing uncertainty and affliction is no small feat.
In Joshua 1, God knew the Israelites were shaken with changes bombarding them. Moses their leader died, they had not reached the promised land, future looked full of wars to be fought and there was no one to depend on.
They had to take responsibility now and fight the wars. God tells Joshua to be strong and courageous. God will never leave them nor forsake them.
Next Time Your Cheese Is Moved, remember…
Cheese will always be moved.
1. But God is constant– there is no shadow of changing in Him. People change, leaders stop leading, followers fall away, children die before parents, promises are forgotten and cheese keeps moving…
2. Grace will lead you home- where sin increased, grace abounded more (Rom 5:20). God is able to make all grace abound toward you so you having sufficiency in all things will abound in every good work ( 2 Cor 9:8).
3. Jesus has overcome- You are put in a battle that was already won. Your part is to just trust and finish. John 16:33, 1 John 5:4.
Next time someone moves your cheese or life dwindles it, would you remember not to idolize the journey but to invest in eternity? Keep moving along.