God’s Winds of Change

By Tacoi Bell

This post was written by Tacoi Bell of The Anointed Editorial. To connect with Tacoi, see the information in the bio at the end of this post.

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19, ESV)

God is doing a new thing. Everywhere we look, the markers of what he is doing are evident, and we are blessed to have a front row seat. As believers, we should be able to perceive these changes and seamlessly line up with the current. 

Perceive the Winds of Change

It’s more important than ever that we spend time with God to learn his nature and his thoughts toward us. We do this by making a habit of prayer, fasting, and studying the Word. These practices stretch our capacity to hear from God through the Holy Spirit. This ensures that we stay in tune with what God wants to do, and even partner with God for the flow.

There’s a funny saying that goes “seven days without God makes one weak.” It’s a play on words (switching week with weak), but it also speaks to how much we need God to guide us each day. Time with Holy Spirit protects us in our relationships, careers, and so much more. Time with Holy Spirit also helps us recognize what the next move of God is and shows us how to prepare.

A woman stands looking toward the sky

Accept the Winds of Change

Once we perceive the change, we may need to adjust our mindset to accept it. At times, it can be difficult to accept the changes God wants to implement in our life. We may fight against these changes because we don’t realize how they will positively impact our life course. But if Jesus is our boss, if Jesus is the master of our time, our servitude, and our resources, we accept whatever assignment he gives us — even if everything around us must shift to accommodate the mission.

We must remember that God’s understanding and ways are infinitely higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8–9). He masterfully constructs everything in our lives to work for our good (Romans 8:28). Therefore, we can trust that the winds of change carry the very best for us, even when we can’t see it.

Featured photo by Sander Weeteling on Unsplash; in-text photo by Marcos Paulo Prado on Unsplash

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