Who likes change? Anyone? Yeah… me neither. Hubby and I have been talking about our future plans, goals, ambitions… and how in the world are we gonna get there???
In the midst of all these ponderings, conversations and putting things into action- I can tend to freak out. I HATE change. I hate when my day doesn’t go as planned… I hate when I feel out of control (yes, I’ve been told multiple times that I’m a control freak… and I’m ok with that!). But so many things in life do not go as planned.
Rewind to last week. I was able to have lunch with a very sweet older friend. My morning hadn’t gone as planned, but I told her, I had told myself that it would be ‘ok’ and just roll with it. She told me to have a seat, God had told her to give me something. So I sat down in her kitchen, enjoying the peace and quiet… something that just doesn’t happen at my house. In just a moment she was back and handing me a devotional book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. The date was April 15… and April 15th’s devotional thought was:
“Trust me, and don’t be afraid. Many things feel out of control. Your routines are not running smoothly. You tend to feel more secure when your life is predictable. Let me lead you to the rock that is higher than you and your circumstances. Take refuge in the shelter of My wings, where you are absolutely secure. When you are shaken out of your comfortable routines, grip My hand tightly and look for growth opportunities. Instead of bemoaning the loss of your comfort, accept the challenge of something new. I lead you on from glory to glory, making you fit for My kingdom. Say yes to the ways I work in your life. Trust me, and don’t be afraid.”
It went on to list the scripture references, etc… but how awesome that my friend was able to share this. One of the funniest things I saw in there? ‘Grip my hand tightly and look for growth opportunities…‘ (My sweet friend had no clue about my word for the year either, btw.)
Do you know there would be no seasons to enjoy, if there were no change? Spring has sprung! The change is beginning… instead of pining away, looking for the beauty that winter displayed in the snow and ice… I’m going to look forward, and enjoy the flowers that are popping up along the way!