On Friday I cut bangs. It’s a change. Some people weren’t ready for it. I’m trying to help them along. In doing so I’m finding an analogy for life.
Change is hard. Our human nature fights it. We like things to stay just the way they are because it makes us comfortable. But we are not meant to be static. We have to accept that things will change whether we want them to or not.
God has made us beings capable of change. If we did not change, we could not improve. I am aware of so many changes I need to make. I am aware of how I fight them even though I know they will bring added joy and blessings into my life eventually.
Thinking about change immediately reminds me that our best friends, the Mecks, no longer live here. It has been a rough transition for us. I think RedDog and I are taking it the hardest. I keep telling myself they’re not gone. They’ll be back soon. But they won’t. That change has happened.
The reality of change is that at first it seems impossible to accept. Slowly, as time goes on, the change becomes the new reality. Then we slip into that place of comfort again.
I am grateful for change. I find that in most cases, it is during times of change that I turn to the Lord the most. I grow the most. I realize things about myself I didn’t know.
How do you feel about change? Do you fear it or welcome it?