Some want to be a world-changer when they haven’t changed their own bed in years.
Some really haven’t a clue what to do so make changes every day creating a trail of confusion.
Some will never change for to change is to be humble.
“That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.” (Matthew 13 v 1-2)
Here are 3 important factors for the change that is needed:
- Success follows change if the change has indicators of intent that are understood … went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him.
Sitting was the position for teaching. The people saw Jesus move from the house to the lake but his posture led them to understand what he was going to do. The exact place could also have indicated what Jesus was going to do. This is now known as the Cove of the Parables or the Cove of the Sower, a horse-shoe amphitheatre shape sloping down to the shore with amazing acoustics.
Change is necessary but it has to be understood for people to follow it.
- If you’re willing to change your position then you will be able to continue … he got into a boat and sat in it.
It was probably Peter and Andrew’s house that most of chapter 12 is set in and this is probably their boat also. Their boat became a pulpit.
Some people will say today they cannot continue. Bad news has arrived; it is how they feel or they are afraid of tomorrow. The truth is you can continue if you are willing enough to change your position, use your imagination with what you have and gain a different perspective.
- It may be necessary that you are the only who should change … while all the people stood on the shore.
Only Jesus got into the boat. I seem to spend half my life listening to people wanting everyone to change but themselves. Yet if only those that desire change actually changed their own position even just one inch then things would be so much better. Everyone wants change but not many want to change.