The platform I use for this blog changed several months ago. I had plenty of warning. I would log in and get a notification in the form of a question: Do you want to try the new editor?
No. I don’t.
It’s not that I typically resist change. I usually embrace it. It seems adventurous, full of possibilities, but in this case, I felt it was an imposition. I wanted to focus on writing, not figuring out new tools. But then the day came when I no longer had the option. The new editor was here to stay. Well, not exactly. I could have kept the classic editor, but I would have to pay for it. That seemed silly. So, I dug in.
The first couple experiences took a little bit of experimenting, but a couple weeks passed, and I realized it was user-friendly and intuitive—so much that I almost forgot I resisted it.
We often resist change because it’s inconvenient. We might not admit it. We might prefer to claim our resistance is more righteous, not when it comes to blog platforms but when it comes to more significant changes. We should definitely strive toward righteousness, authenticity, and honesty, but that never comes with pride. It never comes with selfishness. It never comes with a focus on our preferences and comfort.
We need to look at the pending change with humility. Maybe we don’t embrace it the first, second, or third time it’s presented. Maybe it’s forced on us a bit because of our resistance. Even then, we have a choice in how we respond.
We face those choices today and every day. Keep your eyes and heart open today. Consider the change God wants you to make, perhaps not as much in practice as in character.