Monday, November 12, 2012

Season of Change

As much as I want to enjoy the beautiful colours of fall, but this season is come to an end and winter is finally here!
I am thankful that I live in a country that will give me an opportunity to experience four different seasons in life. A season of change.
It’s been said that if there is anything certain in life, it is change. Many people don’t like that.  I am not a winter person, I love to see snowfall but the freezing cold is just too much for me. Season is inevitable, it will come whether we like it or not. It will find it’s way to our door. We cannot change that, but we can change our mind, our perspective, our points of view. If we could design our own lives the way we want it?, they would be filled with all the beautiful things we want. Life, however, doesn’t work that way. Life is about growth and progression, it is not stagnant. Flowers bloom and fade, seeds planted and grow. We must experience change. Life is change. Change for the better all brings something good and things to look forward to.  
Let’s be real. Change is not easy and one of the reasons why we have a difficult time dealing with it is the emotional factor that are attach with it.  Our foster children function more if they follow their routines, they are good at it. They know what to do and what to expect. Everything flow smoothly if they stay on their routines. But if routine change, they tend to get overwhelm, confused, anxious. Change brings emotional changes.
When there is change, our emotion follows. There is fear, discouragement, anxiety, insecurity, anger, confusion, anticipation, inhibited, disappointment,  concern, some get depressed, avoidance and excitement and the list goes on. We are feeling these things because it takes us out of our comfort zones, exposing some degree of our vulnerability. That’s why most people resist change.
We have moments of change in our life over the years and until now, some are good and some are challenges that needs to be fought with might, where our faith were shaken. Some are things I am not ready to face but I have to. When change happens, we have options. We can live with it, adapt it or  learn and grow from it. Some things we  have to let go,  and some things we have to embrace. For change is opportunity driven. It is a special invitation to personal and spiritual empowerment and growth. 
This season is a time to breath and relax to His promises. I can never alter God’s promises, just like season is inevitable. It will come through ups ad downs of your life. Instead of holding on to your “ own plans”, hold on His promises. Reset your goals and not worry about the lost time in the past and things that you cannot change but to make the best of the moment. From here, there is no looking back. Shake off the fog on your way and refocus for great things to come.
Embrace change and live abundantly. Enjoy every season of life.  May our journey be blessed in all that we strive to accomplish.
In II Cor. 5:17 “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; Behold, all things are become new. 

Winter! Years ago with my mom during her visit with us.

Have a great day!


lenpatts said...

Love reading your blog Ate Jane. I agree, change is really hard but they are there to make us who we are. I agree with you, life is growth and progression, and the manifestation of that is change. Like the season, change is always certain, the only uncertainty is our how we approach it and our attitude towards it. I have learned to trust upon our Lord. As the song says "He knows my name". Thanks for sharing. I'm blessed!

Unknown said...

Just stopped by here today. First time in a long time and this was just what I needed. I don't like much change especially that which is out of my control. But it's part of life.