Our lives are in a constant state of change. Today is not the same as yesterday and will not be the same tomorrow. You’ve heard people say that the only thing you can count on in life is death and taxes. Well what about change? I like to think of myself as a planner, someone who is organized, and knows what’s coming next. I like to make lists, think of the “what ifs” and plan for those too. However, life throws me curve balls all the time. Change makes me uncomfortable and fearful. I am a person who does’t like to do something if I haven’t thought it through to the infinite outcomes. I don’t fly by the seat of pants and you won’t see me through caution to the wind. It’s an issue of control.. yep I admit it I have control issues.
This would all be well and good if it were just me, but its not. I am married to a man that will try anything just because he wants to know if he can. There is never a thought of what if I fail, what if this doesn’t work. Nope he sees his life as a puzzle that needs to be solved. We also have two kids.. twins that are eight. I don’t want them to learn to be fearful or have to contemplate every small decision and miss out on life’s adventures. Change can be scary but as the saying goes there is no reward without a risk. We have small people who ogle our every move but more importantly we have to get up each day and look ourselves in mirror. There is a great motivational speech that our son listens to on the way to baseball games (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoXqOUSa0_k ). You have to watch it. In it CJ Beatty talks about how in life we are the only ones who hinder ourselves from our blessings.
Change is important because without change there can’t be improvement. Self improvement, spiritual improvement, financial improvement. Change is growth and we need to keep growing. My husband has a saying that until recently drove me crazy.. okay it still drives me crazy. “This is just where we’re at right now”. When I get frustrated with how things are going he says it. When the water heater blows up at 8:30 at night and he’s out of town he says it. Of course he’s right. In the moment we can’t change what is happening.. it already happening. Accept the change that is in front of you move forward don’t wallow in it. Change your persecutive and you change your attitude.