I have moments in my life where I am a very negative person. Which is why I am so grateful that every day I have the ability to wake up and start fresh.
Yet, why does it seem like so many of us associate change as something bad?
Again, I am guilty. All too often we see relationships fall apart because one person accuses the other person of changing. All of the sudden this concept of change goes from being acceptable to threatening.
However, here’s a constant in life, it changes. Every single second of every single day. This is why your time should be so valuable to you, but thats an entirely different post in itself.
I want to introduce to you a new perspective that I think might help you move forward with change in a different direction.
It’s a blessing.
I am not perfect. Incredibly, very… very. . very, far from it. I am a sinner. That being said, I am so grateful that I have God’s grace in my life. He allows me to be transformed from the person I am to the person He wants me to be.
I’m at a point in my relationship with God where I can’t help but tie him into everything that I do. If you’re not into this, then I’m sorry, but I’m not stopping any time soon.
I feel overwhelmed by the thought of him looking past all of the terrible mistakes that I’ve made, and giving me the opportunity to open my heart to his will for my life.
It is through him that I am able to CHANGE as a human.
In other words, change is a gift that we should all be blown away by. It’s God’s grace given to us through Jesus Christ. I don’t have to identify as my past, I can associate myself with all the positive works I want to do with my life.
Many people will look at this as a get out of jail free card. I want to encourage you to open your eyes to how beautiful this truly is.
Imagine if we all walked around with our mistakes written on our foreheads for everyone to see. I can’t imagine you’d be getting that job opportunity you so long for. Oh, and say goodbye to every positive relationship you ever hope to have.
But the fact of the matter is, we don’t look at people that way. At least you shouldn’t, and at the very least God doesn’t.
I know my message is simple and many of you have probably heard it a million times before, but maybe YOU haven’t.
Often times I tell myself “Don’t write about that, Aleigha. You’re not telling anyone anything they don’t already know.” I know I’m not reinventing the wheel by any means.
There are many resources of people far more advanced in their relationship with Christ than I am. I am a baby to understanding who God is in my life.
Have you ever seen a baby realize they can walk for the first time? Literally me right now with God. I am the baby you have to make sure doesn’t fall into the side of the table.. So your prayers are like the cool table edge guards parents put on furniture to lessen the damage done by the fall. In other words, pray for me. Like, I don’t even know if thats wrong to ask i’m THAT new to this. This is a safe non-judgement zone my friends.
But isn’t that an advantage in many ways. I struggle to tell anyone what to do because the fact of the matter is I’m still figuring it out myself.
So how do I know that you don’t need to hear this? I don’t. So I write. Because I feel called to help people.
I can’t give you a miracle. I’m not going to heal your chronic pain. But I can assure you that you’re not alone.
I once read somewhere that the biggest lie you will hear in life is that you should have it all figured out in your 20’s. I like to think that by 20’s they meant…. ever. Maybe its because I’m in my 20’s that having it figured out ever seems impossible, but who knows.
I’m also an 80 year old trapped in a 20 year olds body so I may just be experiencing backwards dementia. Is anyone else just slowly forgetting the life they were conditioned to have by society and realizing that they aren’t quite sure why anyone acts how they act? Please tell me i’m not alone in this.
Aside from all my random thoughts, change is a good thing. Change means your growing, and if you’re growing that means your getting closer to what God has called you to do.
If you are honest with yourself, there is a calling inside of you. No one was placed on this earth to feel lost and confused. You’re not here to believe that everyone else but you has the ability to do something. We all have the ability to do what we were designed to do.
It starts with the ability to look past every bad decision you’ve every made and start to make some good ones. You have to change your life and allow your actions to show that you truly mean you’re willing to do anything.
I feel called to help people. Help them understand that life doesn’t have to be so hard. That though christ anything is possible.
It’s scary when you start to admit these things to yourself because suddenly doing nothing becomes far more destructive than failing could ever be.
If you are in a season where fear of change seems to be controlling your life and you are unsure of how to handle it, recognize that it is God pressuring you to move towards his calling for your life.
If you truly believe God has a purpose for you, then you will trust that he is with you through every change in your life.
If you don’t go all the way with me, through thick and thin, you don’t deserve me. If your first concern is to look after yourself, you’ll never find yourself. But if you forget about yourself and look to me, You’ll find both yourself and me. Matthew 10:38-39 MSG