My family will be making some changes in the next few months. I like change… when it is MY idea. Otherwise, I don’t like change. I don’t like change when it is unexpected. I don’t like change when it disrupts my routine. I don’t like change when I am not the one controlling it.
So soon, change will be coming. Change I knew would probably eventually happen, I just didn’t want it to happen right now! I’m just starting to get comfortable with my life. I suppose that is why change is coming – I’m getting too comfortable. You see, I don’t think God wants us to get too comfortable. When we get comfortable, we get lazy. When we get comfortable, we stop paying attention. When we get comfortable, we start going through the motions because they are so routine and we begin to forget why we do the motions in the first place.
So how am I dealing with the prospect of change? I keep reminding myself that “God is doing something.” If I can keep my focus on what God is doing through this change, I can keep much calmer than I would have been in the past. If I keep the focus off me and on God, I can avoid falling into the hole of anger, resentment, meanness and manipulation that I have fallen into many times before. I am not in control of this change. God is in control. I am only in control of my attitude and even then, I have to ask God for help with that!
Again, if I remind myself that “God is doing something,” I keep perspective. But, if I add just one more word to that phrase, I might just start to get excited.
God is doing something COOL.
God is doing something AWESOME.
God is doing something AMAZING.
God is doing something WONDERFUL.
God is doing something __________.
“‘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.'” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV) God has something incredible planned for my family – as individual people and as a family unit. He would not bring about change that would harm us. God will only bring about change that will bring us hope, prosperity and a future. That doesn’t mean it won’t be difficult. That doesn’t mean that it won’t have challenges. It simply means that the long-term outcome will be good. God is doing something _____.
So as our family goes through changes – don’t we all really – we covet your prayers. Please pray that through these changes, we continue to witness to God’s amazing love and power. Pray that we find peace in the chaos that can sometimes be change. Pray that our kids adjust well. Pray that Racer (my hubby) and I don’t hurt each other in the process (just kidding, sort of)! Pray that, above all, God’s Will be done in our family.
Thank you and I’ll keep you posted!