In Others’ Words: Is Change a challenge an opportunity or a threat?
I like change a whole lot better than I used to.
I guess growing up does that to you. I’m not who I used to be — and I’m thankful. And, if I have anything to say or do about it, I won’t be the same person a year from now.
I clung to who I was for a long, long time. Habits. Thought patterns. My identity. Wrong thing to do, that. Once I realized that who I was needed to grow up, I realized changing wasn’t a threat — in fact, it was just the opposite.
Changing was a challenge, yes — in a good way. It can be summed up in This is who I was — now who was I supposed to become? I had to let go of what I was used to and be willing to be uncomfortable — to not recognize myself for a while.
Changing was an opportunity to discover who I was according to God’s design, not according to some other person’s expectations or opinons. Expectatons change. Opinions change. How do you keep up with changing expectations and opinions, much less satisfy them?
The good news? God does not change. What he wants of you, want he wants for you — that remains the same today, tomorrow, and forever.
In Your Words: How do you feel about change? Is it a challenge? An opportunity? Or a threat? Are you experiencing any changes right now?
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