Embrace The Change
Updated: Jan 25, 2021
I don’t like change. And that’s not good because life is changing all the time. Roles change, you lose people, you gain people, you change jobs, you move, kids grow up, you get older, it just never stops. Embracing change is one of those things that does not come naturally to me. I’ve said this before, my resistance to change only results in me being pulled kicking and screaming into each new phase. I’m getting better but I was hoping this would be totally resolved by now! I say all this with humor and also some self-inflicted pain. Intellectually I know life is fluid…ever changing and there is nothing I can do about it. Well maybe there is one thing….enjoy the moment more and not be so concerned with yesterday or tomorrow. Yesterday is done, it is what it is and was what it was. Tomorrow is not promised, it will be what it will be, with or without me. Right now….today is all I have.
Enjoy your today. Some of us are blessed to know our purpose and are very secure within ourselves and about our mission. Yet some of us stumble through life unaware. Getting battered by life and circumstances, not knowing if we are on the right path or doing the right thing. Constantly looking for confirmation, affirmation and reassurance to calm our fears that we will some how miss it. Afraid we will never know our assignment let alone complete it. Tormented by that awful feeling that something is missing. God does not measure success, wholeness, completeness and fulfillment like man does. This is where the confusion and deception comes in. Man says if you have the car, the house, the title, the money, the mate, the offspring all is well. But this is simply not true. God says only when you look to, lean on and love Me will all be well. Everything else is temporary. Jesus tells us it is vital to stay connected.
John 15:5-8 (NLT)
5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. 7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
You don’t have to fret…My peace I give you. You don’t have to be super strong and capable…My grace is sufficient. You won’t miss it….My eye is on you. You are enough and I am your God. Nothing else matters. Trust and believe….that’s all. Sit quiet…let go of the anxiety, hurt and confusion that life creates.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 (NLT)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. 14 I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.”
So here’s the deal…if you are not quite where you’d like to be, you’re right where God knew you’d be.
Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Count on it. Be willing. Embrace the Change…be willing to be made new…put on your new shoes.
It takes extreme courage to love freely and express yourself clearly. It puts you in an extremely vulnerable place. Loosen the grip on your own agenda and follow God’s. This year 2015 is a time to step out and make bold changes. It’s a year to have the courage to do what He has been trying to get you to do. A year of no more excuses. A year to follow through and be all He created you to be. A year to demonstrate what God has placed on the inside of you. A year to take sides once and for all. Reject the darkness and embrace your light. All we have is today.
Embrace The Change…..
2015…..I hear you Lord.
Ms. Wanda, GAC