The PHILIPPINE flag is the only flag in the world that can change. During a time of peace the flag has the colour blue at the top, but during war the colours are swapped so that red is at the top and blue at the bottom. The Filipinos are good with changes seemingly:-
In 1975, Tony Tan Caktiong bought an ice cream parlor called Magnolia Ice Cream House. The immediate few years saw growth in more parlors around Manila. But Tony noticed his customers wanted more and so having taken inspiration from McDonalds, Tony transformed his ice cream parlor into a fast-food outlet. He called it ‘Jollibee’ because of his happiness to work as busy as a bee. Jollibee is now an International company, all because of change.
These verses are so inspiring and yet they call for change. To be flexible.
v 7 “you must go” where you have never been before.
Some people are on roads like in the old movies, they’re filming the conversation in the car, it is exciting and they are enthused but the backdrop has been the same for the last 10 minutes; the same mountains, same trees and the same blue sky.
They appear to be moving forward, they may talk like they are but it is a deception.
To move forward is to know the road changing, to see difference.
God wants change to happen, you are an agent of change and you bring change.
In 1964 Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island and for 18 years of his total 27 years imprisonment he had 1 visit a year which lasted for 30 minutes. He could write and receive 1 letter every 6 months. Yet he won over the prison officials and became master of his own prison. He brought change to his circumstance.
He said after his release, “If I had not been in prison I would not have been able to achieve the most difficult task in life, that is changing myself.”
God has called you to go forward and this involves change. Ready?