Monday: 12th November, 2018
Reference text : Titus 1:1-9
Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
For things to change, an initiator of that change is needed: someone unafraid to set things right. Many however do not like the idea of having to take on the status of appearing to be against every thing that is wanting, but somebody has got to take that job. So what did Paul see in Titus that prompted him to be confident in tasking him with the responsibility of setting things right?
The things we can refer to as ‘wanting’ are not just those things that are wrong and have to be corrected, but also those things that can be improved upon. Because, until we attain the full stature of Christ, we are in a state of constant transformation. Each of us therefore, has the potential to be the front runners of change.
However, because we often see change as evident only in the big things, we ignore the fact that subtle changes can also be the triggers of big transformation. Unless in very extreme cases, change doesn’t happen overnight, it is a process that requires time and some effort. A little change at a time, is what is needed to see a massive reformation.
So my dear, bear in mind that ‘the things that are wanting’, may not be huge and over the top as we expect, but rather small and subtle. Regardless, they are changes that have to be initiated and facilitated. Innately, we have a desire to do better, hence the ability to also become initiators of change. Let this change start from us: the little changes to our attitudes, vocabulary and actions, can start a cascade that will affect the world.
Remember # All it takes to start an avalanche is a crack in a rock and time.