Going forward is a choice, but we can make that choice. Change is inevitable. As a musician can tell you, holding a note for too long means it ceases to be music and becomes noise. The change makes the music beautiful.
But we try to action a change-halting process in our lives. We destroy the music in favour of the noise. We stop listening to the patterns and moving with the change and we become stagnant. Even the disciples were victims of that behaviour. It wasn't until the persecution began that they left Jerusalem as Jesus had told them to.
So although the changes that seem to be heading my way in the next few weeks were not my choice, I've realised I need to find a way to embrace it. Even though it's a major upheaval if we do need to follow through with the change. If God sends something our way we need to learn to embrace it and move in the path He sets before us. Taking that leap of Faith isn't always easy, but it'll always come out right eventually.
So let the changes ring. And welcome Jesus back in again this Christmas.