Today, I am writing as a contributor to the Christian Writers Blog Chain. The theme for September is “Change.” If you are a Christian author or writer, be sure to check out Christianwriters.com to network with others.
The pace of life seems to be ever increasing. Along with the increased pace comes increased change.
Your looks change, your children change, your friendships change, your life changes…
All this change can be scary.
The good news is: It doesn’t have to be as scary as you make it.
Change isn’t always bad. It’s just different.
Sometimes it’s slow. Sometimes change comes quickly.
“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.”
— Taylor Swift
I’m sure you can think of bad changes and good changes that had occurred in your life.
Maybe it was a broken relationship. The death of a loved one. Or a failed career. Change came.
Or maybe the change was good.
You got married. You had a child. Or you moved out on your own for the first time. Exciting changes, right?
But there’s probably still a tingle of fear in the change. That’s alright. Change is uncomfortable.
Change causes us to move from one level to another. Often pushing us out of our comfort zones.
And yet I believe we can approach each change with confidence.
To approach change with confidence, you must have the correct mindset.
That mindset tells you that change happens not to harm us but to give us a future.
The Bible gives us reaffirms that we can face change with confidence.
Jeremiah 29:11 is a perfect example –
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Does this sound like change should be fearful? I don’t think so.
Instead, we need to put our focus on the one who created us. He knows the plans. He knows the way. And He wants to see us prosper with a bright future.
Choose today to believe in this promise and begin to face your changes with confidence.
“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”
— Eckhart Tolle
Question: How do you view change? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.