Over the past few months, significant changes have occurred in our family life. Changes in employment, our youngest graduating from High School, and myself, taking up a new Not-For-Profit executive position.
Change can bring the feeling of being uncomfortable and challenging, and certainly cause you to either embrace it or hide away.
Undergoing change in your life is not comfortable. Often friendships formed in the workplace, and other organizations change, even end. Relationships change. Finances change. Family life changes.
Recently, I have been reflecting on how to embrace the changes positively. Is this easy? No. But to live life to be effective means being willing to change, even when your mind is screaming NO!
To begin this process, I have begun:
- Getting up earlier in the morning and having breakfast (or a cuppa) with my husband.
- General House tidy-up (making the bed, cleaning bench tops, washing, dishes, general household duties).
- Set time aside for reflecting on God’s Word.
- Deal with urgent emails, accounts, and the import “To Be Done” items on my list.
- Set time aside later in the day to read, rest, pray, and visit.
It is so easy to fall into procrastination or become overwhelmed.
Iveth Luna (song “In You” sings, I can do all things...even when the darkness comes, even when the mountains tower...in You (the Lord).
That is how I get through each day - with the Lord. If the past few months have taught me anything, it is I cannot get through the changes without the Lord
As organized as one tries to be, unless the Lord directs our path, the journey will be rough. The path may have stones that irritate you because they get in your shoe, or there may be a block on the path, your health may be under attack, or your family life has changed. Whatever the situation, the constant presence, and love of the Lord is comforting and reassuring
What changes can you make today to start each day more positively?