I have been in the middle of a computer hardware and software change at work. You have all heard me whine, complain, fuss, and stress about the changes. Is this age related? Is it because I am set in my ways? Why is this so hard?
I think most of us consider change to be a bad thing. We have to learn or re-learn something new and that is not always easy. You know that older people get a bad rap for being “set in their ways.” If it isn’t broke then why change it?
I don’t limit my aversion of change to work issues. I am one that never rearranges furniture. My poor house is in bad need of an update but I just keep putting it off. I have had the same table in my kitchen for over twenty-seven years.I guess that is why I have had Joe for so long, I don’t like change! Lol!
Change can be good or even great! I truly am learning to embrace change and just roll with it. How many of you run out to get the newest release of an iPhone? I sure don’t mind changing phones. Don’t we celebrate when a new baby is born? We don’t mind that change either. I know that when we get the “bugs” worked out of our new system that everything will run much smoother and easier.
So, I guess it is not “change” that I don’t like, it is the type of “change” that I don’t like. I don’t like death, I don’t like health issues, I don’t like children leaving home, I don’t like uncertainty. There is only one thing left to do and that is to just tell the Lord. He already knows how I feel but I need to tell Him. When I am frustrated, scared, sad, lonely, hurting, etc., I need to reach out to Him. I need His guidance and I need His strength.
There is nothing we can do about change, it is going to come. I am learning to celebrate the changes I love, to be thankful for the lessons I learned when the changes are hard, and to cry out to Him when the changes seem unbearable.
Have A Blessed Sunday!