Change happens whether we like it or not. It will soon be Winter here in Canada and most of us do not care so much for that, however its coming anyway! That’s the thing about change it often happens right in front of us. Some change we get to control to some degree which is the often the type of change that reveals how you deal with it.
For some reason my wife and I like to do change in a big way. For example when we got married we also moved to a new city 300 or so km away. Adjusting to married life was the easier part of this change. Moving away from our life, friends and family was a much bigger adjustment. It caused us to start over in a lot of ways. We had to make new friends, started going to a new church and started new jobs. While it was hard it was good for us. In the moment leaving our friends and family was tough. We had to adjust to not seeing them very often. However some 4 years later we know this was the best change we could have had. It gave us the opportunity to grow and become the couple we need to be. Without this change our lives would look very differently.
Staying in this vein we are not entering a new wave of change. The last 4 years have been pretty steady, not a whole lot has changed for us sine moving. In typical fashion we are doing change in a big way. My wife and I were talking last week about the next 2 months and noted the changes we will be facing. In one week I will be starting an entirely new job, in 3 weeks my wife will be going on maternity leave and in the next 4-6 weeks our baby will be making its debut. I hear babies have a way of changing your life in a lot of ways.
I like change. My wife does not like it as much. Since I like change I help my wife adjust to new environments. I am not really into routines which probably why I have had three different jobs within my company over the last 3+ years and am now moving to a new company. New challenges excite me and I thrive in changing environments.
You might not enjoy change as much and your not alone in that. Change can be a scary thing because it presents an element of the unknown. There can be risks involved with change which can make some people uncomfortable. Try to think of change in the positive light, think about how this change might make you better and strengthen your relationship with God. I encourage people do things that scare them on occasion. You don’t want to be boring and stagnant, living in complete comfort.Advertisement