Reference: Noah did everything just as God commanded him. (Genesis 6:22 NIV)
Explore: Apple have recently released their Apple Watch. Here in Australia it will cost you $500 to be one of the first to purchase it.
People lined up and were so quick to buy the watch that stores sold out the day it was released. While it wasn’t for me, clearly there were many early adopters who jumped at the chance to be the first for this new technology.
“An early adopter is a person who embraces new technology before most other people do. Early adopters tend to buy or try out new hardware items and programs, and new versions of existing programs, sooner than most of their peers.”
Application: There are early adopters in church and work too. These are the people who are quick to jump on board the changes that are predicted.
They make visionaries lives much easier and yet they only make up a small percentage of the whole group.
Noah was clearly an early adopter. He was told, by God, of the changes that were going to take place and he got on board.
Now, God may have been very good in His communication and persuasion, however, many people have heard from God and still have been slow to respond.
There was a great deal about Noah that is worth us taking notes on, and his ability to adopt God’s plans early is certainly one great attribute. I know change can be challenging, but let’s be more like Noah and willing to hear God’s plans and act on them obediently.
Prayer: Lord, Your plans and ideas can be hard for us to imagine. May our faith in You allow us to trust Your plans and jump on board. Amen.
Would you class yourself as an early adopter?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible.
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