There is a saying that someone prayed for God to let them win the lottery… and they kept saying it over and over… thinking their situation would change, but it never did. Then one, day they heard a voice from above, and it was God. He told them, “I have been waiting to help you out, BUT YOU HAVE TO BUY A TICKET IN ORDER TO WIN!”
Isn’t this just like us? I know it’s like me. I get so scared of moving forward sometimes, to get out of my comfort zone, and do things that are “different” because I know change can be so hard…especially now that I am in the wonderful “midlife years”.
Change isn’t all bad. Some changes are actually fun … we love those, don’t we? A new friendship emerges with a sweet woman who just joined your church, a new job has turned into one you just love, or a house you just moved into has become a home. Maybe your family has started to grow – a new son or daughter-in-law, or a new baby or grand baby. (Below is a picture of our first grandchild Conrad. ) We are so thrilled to welcome him into our lives!
If you are ready to leap into a change – whether it is your choice or not – you are probably not alone. Take a deep breath, and take it moment-by-moment, day-by-day. You will get through this, but adjusting to change can often be a slow process. I like to think that change is God’s way of getting me ready for the next thing He has planned for me. Somehow, thinking of change in this way, makes me feel a little less overwhelmed.
“Ah Lord God! Behold, Thou has made the heavens and the earth by thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for Thee.” (Jeremiah 32:17 – NAS)
And we read further in this same chapter, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27 – NAS)
Goodness, I need to often hear those words! And believe them, deep into my soul, heart and mind! God can do anything, and He is always by my side! Nothing is too difficult for God!
And my prayer is: “Please Lord, show me the way (or right job opportunity… path … choice ____ – fill in- whatever it is) as I am dense, and I often just don’t get it – so please make the answer obvious!”
“The 3 C’s of life: Choices, Chances, Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.” (Author unknown)
Embracing the chance to accept a change…