I’ve realized that change (good or bad) tends to bring with it some form of grieving and/or a period of adjustment. Our lives are in a constant (yet sometimes subtle) state of change. We are continually having to learn to adjust to new normals. We have to learn to say good-bye to the way things were and embrace or accept the way things are now. I shared a few memorable “new normal” moments from my journey in this old post, New Normals in a Field of Dreams.
Change reminds me that there is so much in my life that I don’t have control over. Yet, on the flip side, it also reminds me that there are many things I do have control over. Every day we are given the opportunity to make decisions. We must choose the left path, the right path or to stay where we are. We must choose to say no or to say yes. We must choose to see the glass as half full or half empty. We must choose to either seek out the beauty or the opportunity hidden away in a hard situation or to just fixate on the obstacle blocking our way.
The power of choice in the midst of change can be a beautiful thing.
Potentially good changes excite me almost as much as they scare me. Good change usually has me suspended in that space where I find myself bouncing back and forth between two emotions.
Oh! A new adventure!! I can’t wait to see what God’s going to do!!
Oh. A new adventure. That means new and unfamiliar territory…yikes!!
As I was wrapping up this post Matt Maher’s song “Lord, I Need You” started playing. It really seems to be the best way to end this post. In our world where things are constantly changing… THIS is the one constant and unchanging Truth we can choose to hold on to and not let go of through all of life’s changes!