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Winds of Change – True North Strong and Free!

 Sometimes in the wind of change we find our true direction. – Unknown

Strong winds occur during seasonal changes. When two different air masses collide, we get stormy conditions. Change can bring about a mixture of emotions. Most of us do not like change, but there are some that embrace each season as it comes. Change is necessary if we are to move forward in the direction God is calling us. The wind can seem harsh at times, but it has a purpose. We can let the wind take us every which way (Ephesians 4:14) or we can hold fast to what we know and stand firm in Jesus. In Acts 2:2-5, we read about a rushing mighty wind that brought the greatest change the world has ever known. People were filled with the Holy Ghost, and the Church/Body of Christ was birthed into existence!

Storms are inevitable; we cannot change that, but we can change how we react to them. When Eagles know a storm is approaching, they fly into the wind, soar above the clouds, and rise above the storm (Isaiah 40:31). They know their Creator is the Master of the Wind (Luke 8:25). The olive tree must endure winds from the east and the west to be fruitful – seasonal winds of heat and drought, followed by a season of rain and harvest (Ecclesiastes 3:1). We go through similar seasons, but God never leaves us in our time of need (Hebrews 13:5). Jonah struggled with Gods direction and went South instead of North (Jonah 1:1-3) but God was merciful and turned him back in the right direction. Some of us are directionally challenged. When people get lost in the wilderness, they usually seek true north on their compass as a reference point. When you find yourself lost or caught up in the storms of life, pick up your compass (the word of God) and find your true North (Jesus). You will find your true direction in the word of God, and it will never lead you astray. The winds of adversity are blowing, but Jesus is adjusting the sails and directing our paths onward. We must trust where He is guiding us, even if the path looks crooked. Keep looking forward and set your mind on Christ. He is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6, Colossians 3:2, Proverbs 3:6, Isaiah 45:2).

Man, just like a compass needle, will wobble before finding his True North. – Being Caballero

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