How do You Deal With Change?

on March 12, 2013
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Change. We live in a changing universe, on a changing planet, with changing seasons, experiencing changing lives; always facing a fork in the road. I have been meditating on this for 2 days now. Probably because my life is in a state of change in every area.

It means different things to each person. Terrifying to some; exciting to another; of no real importance to yet another; but the reality is,  it comes to every one of us. I have grown as a person (as most everyone does) so I am not as negatively affected by change as I once was, which is scary to know because today I feel a little off center because of change. As the years pass and we experience the good part of change, we can even come to be excited about it. It may mean a whole new career, a whole new lifestyle, a new beginning of some kind, it may be as simple as a change of hairstyle.  I know, laugh, but my Mom had the same hairstyle for 25 years.  I kid you not, so when she changed it, it was a BIG deal!
–But it may also be as large as the loss of a loved one.

Blossoming Red MapleAfter some time in prayer, I remembered one of my favorite quotes from A.W. Tozer, I think I’ll make a pin of it for Pinterest.  It says, “With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, and the power of God to achieve it, what do we lack?  Surely we are the most favored of all creatures.”  So I feel foolish for being concerned and rest on the Lord.

Do you ever try to see the future and get all worked up over these imaginings?  I’m glad I’m not alone.  But I have learned this is dangerous and a waste of time. “Enjoy the journey” is one of my favorite things my husband says to me, “Live in this moment, right now.”  Deal with what is in front of you and before you know it, the thing is past, the change Butterfly In Zinniashas taken place, and it did not destroy you like you thought it would.  I have experienced things I thought would crush me at the time, but now I see they have helped me to grow and to become who I am today.  So I will face the coming changes, trusting the Lord, and wait to see how they will help me become the me of tomorrow.

Safe and Happy Journey

Rhonda and HersheDog in Buggy



Granny Making Syrpu


  • heather harris

    My mother always said, “Change is never easy, but you need it to grow”. So true, and it sticks with me all the time

    August 14, 2016 at 5:44 am Reply
    • Rhonda Crank

      Heather, Your mother gave you some wise words. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

      August 15, 2016 at 9:35 am Reply

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