I was a little worried this last week when I got a notification that my WordPress site was going to change. WordPress is where I create the blogs on my website and see the stats of who is reading and checking things out. I was a little nervous because, like most people, I’m not always ready for a change.
But as I work on this week’s blog, I see the stats are still here, just maybe formatted a little different. There is now an app I can put on my phone which will make it easier to track on the go, if I ever need it.
That’s the thing about change, it usually ends up being something we didn’t know we needed, doesn’t it?
Over the last two years, there has been so much change in my work life and personal life. –So much so, that I’m finding it hard to keep up as I get older. Can you relate? But keep up I must, because the world keeps going and I’m not going to be left behind, at least not yet.
At work, our offices got a new update with new furniture and new spaces. It’s pretty wonderful, but I’m sure there are some challenges we’ll have to adapt to and overcome. We recently joined 6 other Catholic churches in our area and are becoming one family of parishes. Talk about change! We will be figuring out how that all works over the next few years, I”m sure.
Other recent changes I’ve encountered: the husband retired, marriages, the grandkids arrived, loss of loved ones, and health problems. The list of changes goes on and on and so must we.
Change can be hard but we must try to accept changes with open arms. We need to have faith that God has everything in the palm of His hands, because He does. He is the author of change. The seasons change, along with night into day. He brings everything into existence. Our job is to be ready for change.
What can we do then to prepare ourselves for changes? We can learn to accept them and to make the most out of them. This is where our attitude in general comes into play. We have to be willing to learn new things. We have to be able to discern if they are in alignment with God’s will, too. So pray about it. Embrace changes or make some changes of your own.
All things are permitted, but not all things are of benefit. All things are permitted, but not all things build people up.1 Corinthians 10:23
Corinthians 10:24 then goes on to say, “No one should seek his own advantage, but that of his neighbor. Now there’s something to think about when talking about changes. Sometimes change isn’t always about ourselves, but for the benefit of others.
Take some time this week to list all the changes going on in your life, the good and the bad. Be grateful for the good ones and pray about how you can improve the bad ones. Schedule some time in your planner and calendar.
I am ready for a change. Winter has hung on long enough. Time for Spring and some warm temps around here. God bless. I appreciate you. –Barb