Try Something New

"This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit." Matthew 1:18

 

If your goal in life is to be like everyone else and maintain the “status quo” then just keep doing the same thing exactly the same way. The trouble with this is God doesn’t want us to be like everyone else. God expects His disciples to live our lives as an example of His Son Jesus, and to be leaders and to lead the lost to Him.

Leading involves taking people to places where they haven’t been before. As a Christian we need to initiate change in our lives and the lives around us. We need to do things differently, or do different things. The type of change that God wants to see is the change that directs our focus on Him and to follow the leadership example he set for us.

So what does Matthew 1:18 have to do with all of this talk about leadership and change?

It’s really very simple, no virgin had ever conceived a child. God initiated something new. He made a dramatic change in His relationship with mankind. God destroyed the status quo.

Take a long hard look at your life. Are you worshipping the “Status Quo” or God?

Perhaps it’s time to follow God’s example and try something new.