“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16
It is my natural instinct to fight against the new. To take a fight or flight response, trying to protect what is familiar. What is safe.
Today as I was waiting to get a haircut, I read an article in Time about the new Apple Watch. It said that Apple’s genius is not in the fact that they present new ideas, but that they revive old ones. They turn something that has failed in the past into something that becomes successful. Mainstream. The latest “have to have it” product. To the point where people forget about the old product all together.
Such is the case with the new Apple watch. And if it takes off the way they are predicting it will, social media will not just be part of our lives. It will be part of our bodies.
And to be honest, that scares me. My mind races to endless possibilities of what this entails.
Left to my own devices, my mind can do that from time to time. But you see, God doesn’t want me to live in fear of the new and the unknown. He wants to transform me.
He is making me new from the inside out.
So when my natural tendency is to turn to fight or flight, I instead flee into his loving arms. That’s where I find peace.
That’s where I realize that in the midst of the ever changing and the new and unpredictable, he remains the same.
He knows the beginning and the end because he’s already written the story. So when the world seems new and unsafe, I can find safety in Him. The Author and Finisher.
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