Change is Comin'
I patted myself on the back the other day in regards to how well I adapt to change. I thought of all the changes that I have endured and even enjoyed over the last few years and inwardly high-fived myself. From moving to a new town, adjusting to a new church, rebuilding our home, navigating new curriculum for homeschool, new friends—I was nailing it.
Until I remembered all the things that at forty-eight years old, I really don’t like to change:
1. My diet 2. My sleep schedule 3. My favorite foods 4. My morning routine 5. My favorite pajamas 6. The temperature in my house 7. My brand of toilet paper and laundry detergent 8. My favorite radio station
You get the picture.
Maybe I am not as flexible as I thought I was.
Change is hard, but sometimes necessary. Sometimes it’s for the greater good. When we moved a few years ago it was God’s provision for our family. When I change my diet it’s because it’s better for my overall health. Change, while uncomfortable, can be for our good.
God’s word tells us he is never-changing. He is everything today, that we will ever need any day (Malachi 3:6). However, as children of God, we should be constantly changing, conforming to his image. This is the good change happening in our lives. And yes, it can be uncomfortable and hard, but it is also beneficial. He is making something new—better (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
I’ve heard it said before, “No one likes change until it comes to a baby’s diaper.” That may be true, but wouldn’t it be beautiful if we could learn to love the change that God wants to do in our own hearts. What’s he prompting you to change? While it may be difficult and challenging to embrace the change set before us, with God nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37).
Are you facing a change you don’t like, or aren’t feeling equipped for? With God by your side, nothing is impossible. If he has brought you to a crossroads in life, he will be there, he will walk with you. Isn’t that just about the best news ever?