Subject to change…

Rev Toni-Brooke Brown
An Examiner from Detroit. You can see more of Rev. Toni-Brooke’s articles on Rev. Toni-Brooke’s Home Page.

The perfect job with an ideal package comes your way. You are ecstatic and delighted. The ideal mate, who loves you more than you could imagine, becomes your spouse. You are thrilled and feel complete. A luxurious home in the most perfect neighborhood becomes yours. You are happy and glad.
It is all good, but subject to change.

The beautiful car that you have been eye-balling is approved for you. You are delighted and excited. Your children are doing well and the bills are paid. Now you are pleased and at ease. You are honored for your hard work and given a promotion on your job, and now you are content and comfortable.
It is all good, but subject to change.

So what happens when…? You lose your perfect job, and your ideal spouse leaves you broke and penniless. You lose the perfect home and all the contents. Your beautiful car breaks down and you cannot fix it. Your well-behaved children are gone, and they think you’re a disappointment. What happens now?

No one is looking up at you, only down at you. No one is thinking highly of you, only criticizing you. No one is encouraging you, only trying to discourage you. You don’t know where you will sleep tonight, and you don’t know what you will eat tomorrow. Your past seems so far behind; it’s as though it were a dream and not real. Your present seems so useless and uneventful as though there were no hope. Your future seems bleak, because you cannot see or think past the moment in which you are now living.
So what happens now?

Now you look for that which is not subject to change…..
“For I am the Lord, I do not change…” Malachi 3:6
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

Now you put your trust in God; your focus on Christ; your mind on the Lord and your belief in the Word. Now you stand on God’s Word and you walk in His principles. Now you find that what you had was temporal, but what you have now is eternal. If you want real joy and real peace; if you want real success and a real future then grab hold of the Truth.

Now this is joy…Real joy has nothing to do with your outward circumstances, but has everything to do with your inward condition and position in Christ.

Stop putting your trust in those things which are subject to change. Now put your trust in the One who never changes, but is able to change everyone and everything!

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4 NKJV


A Bondservant of Christ
Rev Toni-Brooke Brown, Pastor
God’s Storehouse, 18301 John R, Detroit MI 48203
313 867-1234

Love somebody today who doesn’t love you; doesn’t care about you; won’t repay you, can’t repay you and doesn’t want to repay you…then you will be treating them the way God treated you…


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