July 7, 2015

Transient Tuesdays: Change is scary, but not as scary as staying the same


“Be content and don’t complain or commit to change.”

These Holy Spirit words are on repeat in my heart and soul.  He spoke them to me with the softness of a mother’s touch.  His words were meticulously planned out. Stern in His voice but tender with his touch his words penetrated my marrow.  My heart leaped even at the thought of what would happen if I committed to change.  How different could my life look like if I committed to change my ways?

Take a moment and think with me.  What would happen if we committed to change?  
The 5k that seems so impossible would be possible.  The relationship, which is disintegrating, might slowly start mending.  The job promotion is now possible because you changed your work ethic.  The unmanageable house is now at least tidy, because you keep a routine cleaning schedule.  The weight loss is actually happening, because you changed your diet and exercised.  Your spiritual life is now bursting with new life and newfound passion, because you reprioritized your time.

I recently had a student write out her ideal day.  We looked it over together and decided her “ideal” day was actually VERY attainable!  She needed to make a few changes in the way she spent her time and she could have the day which leads to week, which leads to month, (see where I am going with this….) which leads to years of dreams coming true.

I believe life doesn’t always go as planned.  I know this first hand.  However, I also believe if we commit to change, commit to Godly desires, Godly ways, we will experience first hand abundant life.  Abundant life is for the taking.  Your life you have dreamt of is not all that far off after all.  Despite the lies of the enemy, you can take control of your life, schedule, and exercise discipline and see lasting change. 

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.  Be still before the Lord, 
and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, 
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalm 37:4-7

Take delight in Him.  Commit your way to Him.  Trust in Him.  Be still before the Lord.  Wait patiently for Him.  Do not fret.  These are all ways we can begin walking in abundant life.  Will you commit to change with me?  Will you make the call?  Send the email?  Apologize?  Set the alarm? Practice self-discipline?  I don’t want to be content and live a life of complaints.  I want to commit to change, commit to the process.  I am committed to change.  What about you?



"Wife, mom of two boys, writer, and inspirational speaker. I am a lover of sunsets, coffee, laughing, and Jesus. I write about how I find hope for my life in Christ. Most days are spent gathering laundry, tripping over toys, and building zoos for my oldest son."
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  1. Be still before the Lord is one of my favorite meditations. Taking a moment to just be and allow guidance is so hard but often allows to see a better path.

  2. I loved reading your post today, it encourages me in all of the possibilities that could be...if only I changed what I do (or perhaps what I don't do!). The weight issue and keeping a house (or a 2-bedroom 2-bath apartment...should be easy, huh?!) - absolutely attainable, if only I did set a schedule! Being retired, most days are so flexible that it's hard to do that. Then again, am I just making excuses?! Thanks for inspiring me to figure it all out!!!

  3. Cynthia @craftoflaughterTuesday, July 07, 2015 11:59:00 AM

    A touching and inspirational post

  4. Great post, thank you for sharing it. It's true that sometimes are minds limit us to the possibilities and change really can happen if we just believe and take small steps. It's always good to be reminded of this in the hustle and bustle that life tends to be.


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