“I think a change, (A change would do you good)
Would do you good. (A change would do you good)” Sheryl Crow

Yesterday found 2 people that I am super close with, losing members of their family.  Which then results in more people that I know and care about being touched by these deaths.

One of these individuals gave me a call yesterday afternoon to let me know that the person had passed in the morning.  Then she said, I have some more things I need to tell you.  OK, lay it on me!  We stayed on the phone for about an hour, talking about everything that was on her mind.  Change, Change is what was on her mind.  What had changed, what needed to change and then what could change as a result.

Today in my devotional {Savor by Shauna Niequist} was this “Change, it’s not something to run away from, as though we could, and in many cases, change is not a function of life’s cruelty but instead a function of God’s graciousness.”  This led me straight to writing this post.

If you are anything like me, then change scares the crap out of you.  Especially if it is sudden and life altering.  You may resist it and fight against it, but that often doesn’t help.

“Change is incredibly painful, exponentially more so if you fight it, and also that it has the potential to open you up, to open life up, to deliver you right into the palm of God’s hand. Which is where you wanted it to be all along, except that you were too busy pushing and pulling your life into exactly what you thought it should be.” {again from Savor}

Sometimes we are too busy shaping our life based on others, society or this idea in our head of what everything “needs” to look like.  Let God take you in the right direction.  Even if that direction is full of change and uncertainty.

Shauna Niequist leaves us with this question at the end of the devotion. “Are there any changes in your life that might be evidence of God’s grace, even if they’re difficult in the moment?”

This one is for you kid!!!  Love you xoxoxox

 

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Published by Making Time For Me

Wife, Mother, Step Mom, Control Freak. 7 years into my second marriage and dedicated to making my home a chemical free safe haven <3

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