Change is always difficult. It requires adjustments in the comfort of life. I am always reminded of change during the Autumn months. We see the beautiful transformation of leaves as they die a gorgeous death to fall to the ground to be swept away with harsh winds. There are times in our lives we need to allow change and go through the transforming of our lives. If we accept the change it can be a beautiful transition.
Once we allow the change, we open our heart and eyes to opportunities and direction we never imagined. In my life, change always produced something better, even when I thought I would never make it through the change.
There are times I pursued the change, like moving to San Diego, California last December. This was a dream come true for over twenty years. After my divorce I promised my boys we would stay in the town they grew up in, so to finish high school with their friends. This choice will never be a regret.
Other times, change happened without my permission. Of course, looking back now God knew if it had been my choice (not His), I would have never agreed. The biggie was putting an abrupt end to a relationship. For unhealthy reasons, I was holding on to the relationship and turning a blind eye to what was harmful to me and my children. So God just put a big red stop sign in front of my face, and I had to do a U-turn and makes huge adjustments in my life. I was on a fantasy path of thinking this man was my prince charming and would sweep me off my feet and we would live happily ever after (I’m laughing as I type this!). Instead I had a carriage ride to freedom, to a new home of peace.
If you are needing change, I encourage you to allow it. If you are resisting the change, write down the things that are keeping you from making the bold step. Is it a career move, relationship change, health realization, financial discipline, time management or something that keeps you up at night that you must change!
If you make the change I can promise you a few things:
- You will be uncomfortable at first, like walking in a new pair of shoes.
- Others may object and make it difficult for you. Keep pursuing the change.
- You will feel like you are in foreign land. Welcome it and learn the language.
- You will have some stress so take some YOU time to reflect, meditate and pray.
- You will feel free!!! This may scare you but it’s what you need and deserve!
- You will find out more about your strength than you knew!
- You might want to go back. Don’t! You will regret it!
- You will see how resilient you are! Celebrate your victory!
Let me know what you changed. Did you want the change or did something happen to provide the change? What have you learned? What was the most challenging part? What was the most rewarding?
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