So I was talking to someone who has this uncanny ability to remember phone numbers.  This, I think, is a remarkable talent.  Considering that one day, at the store, I was so tired that I had to look at my driver's license to remember my own name.  (True story)

So, I decided to test my friend's talent and asked them, "Do you remember your phone number when it started with letters instead of numbers?"  She rattled off her childhood phone number.

Mine?  ME6-1382.

Times have changed.  I have a cell phone number.  My wife has a number.  The church has a phone number.  I have 5 emails.  A Facebook account.  An Instagram account.  A Twitter account and more username plus passwords than I can remember.  I have to use LastPass to keep up with them all.

I would like to know who gave the world permission to change everything!

Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

Granted, all changed isn't good.  Whoever thought that the AMC Pacer was a good idea?  There's a time and season for everything but how do you manage all of it? 

#1 - Filter all change through God's Word.  His Word is for us today, and it has a lot to say about our culture, humanity, and society.  

#2 - You don't have to embrace everything.  Now if you have a flip phone - let it go.  There is a day coming when you will turn it on, and it will never ever work again.  But there are some things we don't, "have to" embrace even though society demands that we do. 

#3 - Change with a purpose.  Don't embrace change to be cool.  Embrace the kind of change that gets you closer to the goal you desire.  

#4 - Choose what will change in your life, don't let change choose for you.  If you live your life by the seat of your pants, just going with the flow, doing whatever - don't be surprised when you get whatever.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to embrace the right change and live my life for you today.  AMEN