Far too many people don’t recognize change when it starts to happen. I don’t know if it’s denial, insecurity or what, but in my experience, very few get onboard early. Even in crisis situations, few read the handwriting on the wall until it’s too late. Jesus was upset at the church leaders of his day because they could look at the sky and predict the weather, but couldn’t read the signs of the times.
When the famous luxury ship Titanic stuck the iceberg, it took two and a half hours to sink. But although the hull was ripped and water was rushing into the compartments, when the first lifeboat was launched, there were only 28 people in it, despite it’s capacity to hold 65. In life – like on the Titanic – there are only a few people who have the ability to discern the meaning of small events and have the courage to make a decision.
The rest (sometimes literally) go down with the ship.
Which type are you?