CHANGE IS HARD

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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!

 

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  • Pam
    June 11, 2017

    Glad to be retired and past all that new-fangled stuff. But wait! My computer just crashed and I’m once again learning a new microsoft version–DAMN them! lol You are blessing. Thanks for being there with your Sunday homilies. Love them.

  • NickiM
    June 11, 2017

    Thanks Tania I needed that reminder. We got a new boss new phone system and new software to help answer the phone. These are supposed be good changes. Thanks for remind me to go with it and call on God when I can’t. I can always count on you to send a late night post when I can’t sleep Thanks

    • Tania
      June 11, 2017

      Nicki, I am trying to embrace change. Trusting that this is God’s will for me is helping. Thanks for commenting.

  • Lisa
    June 11, 2017

    So true Tania!!!! I agree that older people get set in their ways. I am one of those older people. My one word for the year of 2013 was “change” and slowly but surely I am learning that some changes we have no control over and some changes can be a blessing in disguise. I am so glad that God doesn’t change….Hebrews 13:8. I thank God that he loves me unconditionally especially when I am not so lovable. Thank you for this Sunday post and beautiful song ~Lisa~

    • Tania
      June 11, 2017

      Unconditional love!!! Where would we be without it???

  • Barbara
    June 11, 2017

    I am right there with you regarding change, Tania! That’s why I love Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” What comfort that brings me when I am struggling with change in some area of life, that I can rest assured and know that He never changes!

    • Tania
      June 11, 2017

      Yes! I agree wholeheartedly. I am thankful that He is the one thing that will never change.

  • audrey
    June 11, 2017

    Beautiful post for Sunday. I fight change way too often… if I would just give it up to the Lord, there would be much more peace in my life. We are all a work in progress…. Have a blessed day!

  • Dana
    June 11, 2017

    Beautiful post, Tania! I also resist some changes – others I welcome. Our house could use some updating too. We have had some wood furniture since we got married 50 years ago!! Thanks for the Shannon Wexelberg song! She’s one of our favorites!!

  • Barb
    June 11, 2017

    Love Hebrews 13:8. Thanks for your post.

  • Sandra S.
    June 11, 2017

    A wise man I once knew said to make change your steed, because it’s coming and you do get a choice–either ride it or get run over by it. Sounds easy, but really not so much. Changes we want are super easy and welcome. It’s the stuff that we feel like we have to do or that is out of our control that’s so hard, and even painful. I am so glad God is always in control and always the same. He knows.

    • Tania
      June 11, 2017

      Oh my goodness, Sandra, I love that quote! I have always heard that you need to roll with the change or it will roll over you.

  • Danine Davis
    June 11, 2017

    Thank you for your Sunday thoughts. They inspire me so much. I am having a hard time with the change of being an empty nester. I love reading your blog.

  • Lynda Davis
    June 11, 2017

    I love change . . . In everything but getting new electronics. Which is why I keep putting off getting a new laptop. Can’t face the reconfiguring etc. I feel your pain. Boomerbroadcast.net

  • Kate Fragapane
    June 11, 2017

    Fashion and inspiration all in one blog! Tania, I love you 🙂

  • Cristina
    June 11, 2017

    Our brains are lazy and the best thing we can do for them is to teach it something new! People that are constantly learning something new (nothing profound or rocket science) seem to live longer without cognitive problems. Indeed, that doesn’t mean we like it but we knew deep down is good for us…way deep down! LOL! Blessing to you and have a good week ahead!

  • Jeanne Epley
    June 11, 2017

    Wow. I love this song, I have never heard of Shannon before. I, too, am one that doesn’t like a lot of change, if I feel, I need to, I will in due time.. 🙂 But change is needed, these days of such strife, so much change is needed, to make sure the future of our kids and grand-kids, is bright and peaceful, and full of life. If not there will be strife and unpeaceful days, uncertainty and pain, and no one is going to know the Lord/God the way we do. I guess the change has to come from us first, and then we can help others.
    I guess we all are a work in process. Thank you for a sharing so a great message.

  • Sandra B
    June 11, 2017

    Your message couldn’t have come at a better time!! Change is HARD. Thanks for the beautiful inspirational song and how God can change each of us.

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