The World Keeps Changing

Only a few things are guaranteed in this life of ours.

We are guaranteed that one day we will day. And we are guaranteed there will be change.

Change Comes In Many Different Forms

You never know where change will come from. It seems like it was out of left field.

Sometimes the change will hit you like a train wreck.

Over the last couple of years, Pam and I have seen 2 youth pastors leave the church we were attending, we’ve left a church I’ve attended for almost 30 years, we lost one of our dogs, and so much more.

Change is quite. Change is shocking. Change is painful.

And sometimes change is good. Change can be refreshing. Change can be joyful.

You might see change in the growth of your child. You might experience change when you leave a bad job for your dream job.

Change can feel bad and good. And that’s okay.

You’ll Always Have Change

That’s the thing. You’re always guaranteed change in life.

You can’t control who loves you. You can’t control who lives or dies. You can’t even control what people say to you.

So, we need to get comfortable with change.

It’s coming whether or not you like it.

Will You Continue To Change?

The world is in constant flux. We’ve seen that.

The question is, will you continue to change with the world?

We need to change. Change into the person we’re created to be.

Continue to change by reading good books

Continue to change by pursuing good

Continue to change by helping others

Continue to change by trying new things

Continue to change by loving your spouse

Continue to change by chasing after God

With all the change that’s happening, you can’t afford to stay the same.

Seek out change and begin transforming your life. Learn, laugh, live, grow, change!

Question: What are you doing to change your life? Let’s talk about it in the comment section below.

 

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  • Hi Joe! I am changing during my recovery from brain surgery. Slowing down and being home for the first time in a decade has allowed me the time for reflection in a way I have not had for over a decade. This has caused me to realized I needed to grow closer to God, and I have. It’s incredible. I think that as we spend more time on our computers and smart phones, we are spending less time reflecting on our lives and where change needs to happen. I’m so guilty of that! And…I am noticing what happens when you actually make time for it. Great post!

    • That’s awesome Linda. I know the ordeal you went through hasn’t been fun, but sometimes we’re forced to slow down and change, huh?

  • Change in my life is coming through lots of reading & exploring thoughts through writing lots. There is a lot of variety within those too. Change is also coming through the pre-empty nest stage as I figure out how to parent two independent teenage boys. I’m also trying to get uncomfortable a bit more and to be spontaneous & live in the “now” at least occasionally. The only constant in life is change, and I’m very thankful to be under the grace and mercy of an unchanging God.

    • Sounds like there’s a lot of change in your life Kari! It also looks like you’re handling it pretty well. What are you doing to make sure you’re open to change?

      • Lots of prayer. I want the right kind of change, not just any change. I realize that just because I can doesn’t mean I should. I want to be sure of my shoulds.

  • I joined a mastermind group nearly two months ago, and it has definitely been a catalyst for change in my life. I have found more focus as I go after some of my own pursuits since I joined the group.