ChangeThursday, November 05, 2015
Change. Many of us hate it and even try to avoid it...but more times than most it is inevitable. We all experience change in one aspect or another. Life changes, people change, and we carry on. Sometimes change can be overwhelming, even if its just the smallest difference.
Recently I've been struggling with many degrees of change and my inner self is freaking out. I have experienced a ROLLERCOASTER of emotions. I have majorly stepped out of my comfort zone and am reminded of the quote- "great things never came from comfort zones" my, my how true that is.
I think that the way we approach change is a huge factor in overcoming it. Think of it like the "fight or flight" response, of course not all change is life threatening..but many of the same emotions and reactions can occur. For many, I think it is hard to just welcome change with open arms, because, well..its scary. Whether it is "good change" or a "bad change", it can be flat out frightening. But sometimes, our lives have to just be thrown off path, to lead us to where we truly are meant to be.
For me, change was inevitable..but I struggled with accepting that, as well as figuring out when "the right time" for that change would be. But, there really is never a "right time" to do anything difficult. Honestly, I think I was just waiting for someone to give me the go-ahead, per say. But that's where I was wrong. This was a decision that I had to do by myself and for myself and no one else.
Through my struggles with change, I really put all my faith in Jesus. I took a huge leap of faith, with Him by my side. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
At the end of the day, change really is scary, but what comes from change can be amazing and life altering. Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong. So stop holding yourself back, if you aren't happy, make a change. Sometimes what you're most afraid of doing, is the very thing that will set you free.