What is that change that has just hit you lately? A pink slip from work? The stock market crashed? Your high school senior was arrested for drug possession? Your spouse said she wants a divorce? We were not taught to anticipate this kind of unwelcomed and unforeseen change. Even after the change has taken place, we hope that life can somehow return to “normal” once the “problem” has been dealt with.
In reality, life will never be the same again, and it should not be. Our life journey is a journey of transitions, and our role on this journey is to prepare ourselves for the transformation and growth that need to happen. Life is really a journey of becoming, and we will serve ourselves well if we expect change, anticipate personal development, and await transformation.
This sense of anticipation and expectancy is very empowering as we journey through our life changes. This enables us to see it coming, no matter what the “it” might be. It relaxes our grip on sameness, stability, and familiarity. Our hearts are more prepared to embrace the new, our minds are more malleable for processing the challenges, and our eyes are far more alert to the opportunities that come with the crisis.
It’s simply a new way to see change, and a new way of relating to the shifting circumstances around us. As we relate differently, we are also being transformed; we are becoming the new person our Creator is molding us into.
What might have been some changes that hit you hard and unprepared? How did you deal with them? What was helpful at the time? What would be helpful now?
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