Can you imagine the change?

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Pastor Zachary Elliott
Zachary Elliott, 2020

Who would have imagined that this is where the nation would be right now? The country all but closed down, everyone quarantined, schools suspended and churches moving to online services.

It would have been inconceivable just a few short months ago. Not one person is where they thought they would be right now. Do you know why? Change!

Change is impossible to foresee in all of its glory. Sometimes it’s like a lurking ninja or boogieman hiding in the shadows waiting to pounce and causing people great fear and anxiety.

Other times it’s like a surprise engagement or a visit from a close friend they wanted to see filling them with joy, encouragement and hope for the future.

The tricky part is they rarely know when it’s going to come, how it’s going to go or if it’s going to be good or bad. But the one thing everyone knows is that change is coming.

It really is one of the most exciting and scariest parts of the future. That’s because it’s always full of surprises.

The problem is that people often only remember the negative changes in their life. This perspective can cloud their minds and give them a pessimistic outlook on life, which is never good.

Even with all the changes people are facing right now, I believe it would be better to start facing it with a God-sized imagination, which is full of optimism.

One that says “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him,” from 1 Corinthians 2:9, but I’m ready for it.

Just take a moment and imagine the God-sized possibilities for your life. God is not quarantined by COVID-19. He doesn’t have to wear a face mask, and he certainly doesn’t jive with social distancing. He actually wants to be personally and intimately involved in every change in your life.

In fact, the changes he wants in your life are beyond anything you’ve ever heard, anything you have ever seen and beyond your wildest imagination. So don’t let whatever negative change you’re facing right now limit your faith. God has, is and will continue to do great things in your life. This moment is just the beginning.

Zachary Elliott is the lead pastor of Fusion Christian Church in Temecula. For more information, visit https://www.fusionchristianchurch.com, https://fourminutefaithbuilder.com or find them on Instagram.