From as far back as I can remember
I haven’t liked change.
Oh, I know that change is a part of life
but change for changes sake — count me out.
Time after time growing up I experienced
gut-wrenching pain of moving.
“Sharon, we are moving the end of the month. You’re last day in school will be _____.”
Again and again I had to say good- by to my schoolmates
to head off in another direction.
Even though after a while I should have gotten used to it
I never did.
Probably my hardest move was right before going into sixth grade.
I didn’t want to move there and didn’t want to leave there 12 years later.
But let me tell you how my stay there began.
We lived out of a motel for the first few weeks
waiting to find a home.
Yes, got on the bus in the morning and was dropped off at the motel in the afternoon.
All 5 of us. In one room. For weeks.
But that all came to an end when we moved into the house on the big curve.
Trains shaking my bed in the middle of the night.
Blowing the horn so I thought the world was coming to an end.
Change can be so hard.
But in time. Yes, after months and years I discovered in Owego – my home.
I made friends and enjoyed high school so very much.
Precious memories that I would have missed if I hadn’t moved.
It’s so often true, isn’t it, that the change we resist or simply dislike
can be filled with new possibilities if we just trust the Lord.
And give ourselves time. And plenty of grace.
A healing time. Time to adjust. Time to refocus.
Remember we can trust Him with the changes.
We can look for His presence when all around is different.
We can look up and choose to believe
in bright tomorrows
and new songs.
Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.
So let God work His will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and He’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet. James 4:8 The Message
So if you are facing a transition right now
please know that I care and that there are tools to learn and skills to develop
that will make any change easier.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org