I’m sitting in my window and I’m watching the sun/the rain/the wind and then finally a rainbow. I’m always amazed at the changing of the SEASONS they never enter or exit quietly. YOU CAN NOT have an IMPACTFUL change without a little turbulence…..JUST LIKE LIFE.
WHY do we hate change so much? I’m so glad you asked. FEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s Right WE ARE SCARED! We really are not that excited about not being able to control the OUTCOMES of the unknown. BUT CHANGE is so NECESSARY. Think about this: Our hair color will change (know this can be changed over and over….lol). We AGE (nothing you can do about that…). Our weights changes (you can do something about that, if YOU want to). Our PERSPECTIVE SHOULD CHANGE (Jesus!!!……..)
We are surrounded by things we COULD CHANGE…..but often times we don’t. Let’s look at a couple of things.
DO YOU Love your job? If no….YOU can change it. I know you have bills to pay, BUT
I’M WILLING TO BET, YOU HAVE SOMETHING ON THE INSIDE OF YOU THAT WILL MAKE YOU RICH (no I’m not talking about money, I’m talking about PURPOSES BEING FULFILLED). Did you know, that if you are operating in what you are called to do you WILL BE RICHER than you have ever DREAMED OF (now that includes money, I know you need it, HE knows you need it). The bible tells us that GOD LOVES US AND WE NEED NOT WORRY about ANY……THING……..HE IS FULLY AWARE OF WHAT IT TAKES FOR YOU TO THRIVE HERE ON EARTH. BASICALLY HE’S GOT THIS!!!
DO YOU Love yourself? If no, YOU can change that. I know it’s hard, BUT
YOU HAVE GREATNESS ON THE INSIDE SCREAMING TO GET OUT and nothing becomes great and remains the same at the same time….NOTHING. Here is where I take FALL personal. We go through storms and instead of allowing the storms to make us better we just sit and wait for it to pass (while we actively murmur and complain). And the only thing that changes in this situation is THE CLOCK(this is a waste of TIME and ENERGY)! YOU have to Choose to be a willing participant in becoming GREAT!
WIND – Now the blowing of the wind is caused by two different PRESSURES the parts of you that WANT TO CHANGE and the parts of you that DON’T (OUCH). When we think CHANGE, we see the end and instantly focus on that, instead of the small steps that will make LASTING CHANGES. One of my favorite things to tell students that feel overwhelmed is to “slow down and take nibbles, not one huge bit”. It’s not good for your digestive system nor your LIFE!
LEAVES – You see everything has a process and those leaves shine the brightest when their assignment changes. People gather from miles around to come and watch them change colors before they fall. Now those leaves falling represents WHAT WAS DONE IS DONE (shake it off, that season is over). Nobody’s knows whether that leaf had a great summer, struggled the whole summer, got pooped on more than the others or was simply left alone feeling untouched and unloved. ONE thing is for certain it won’t detach until it is time (It won’t quit). I KNOOOOOW you have more in you than a leaf (DON’T QUIT) It’s time for a NEW START!! You can take those leaves rake them up and put them on the curb…(TRUE FREEDOM)……bye bye past. Even in the Natural those dead leaves must go because if the leaves sit on your lawn, your lawn won’t get what it needs to GROW and THRIVE for full display next summer. Let Go and Let GOD recycle your leaves for a GREATER GOOD.
RAIN – Now the Rain Comes and NOURISHES THE LAND. It gives the earth a REFRESHING DRINK just like the WORD of God. You have to take that WORD and LET IT nourish the parts of you that are consistently being challenged by LIFE’S inconsistencies.
SOMETIMES AFTER A REALLY GOOD STORM YOU GET A BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW!!!! A RAINBOW REPRESENTS THE PROMISE THAT HE’LL NEVER LEAVE YOU. CHANGE IS POSSIBLE, RESTORATION IS POSSIBLE, and LIVING A FULFILLED LIFE IS POSSIBLE. EVERY TIME YOU SEE A RAINBOW BE REMINDED THAT GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH and THAT HE’LL NEVER BREAK A PROMISE!!! YOUR LIFE IS SAFE IN HIS HANDS
HERE COMES THE SUN THAT DRIES UP ALL THE RAIN, WARMS THE EARTH AND MAKES US FEEL HAPPY
HERE COMES THE SON THAT TAKES ALL THAT’S WRONG AND MAKES IT PERFECT FOR HIS PLANS
And lastly THE REST! I don’t go out as much in the chillier months. I’m usually reading recipe books, thinking and regrouping. THE REAL FIGHT IS TRYING NOT TO PACK ON THE POUNDS FROM EATING ALL THAT DELICIOUS FOOD…blah blah blah(we’ll save this conversation for another day ; ). Don’t forget to LIVE a BALANCED LIFE which includes REST, EVERY LIVING THING NEEDS REST.
Do You LOVE ME? I HOPE SO!! BECAUSE I LOVE YOU AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!!