Sheryl Crowe wrote a song about change a long while back. One of the lines I remember most is, “a change will do you good.” Raise your hand of you love change. Liar!!! No one really likes change, and yet it’s the stuff that life is made of. It’s the stuff the propels us forward. It’s the thing the moves us from complacency to productive movement.
Why do we so often resist? I am no psychiatrist, and therefore, I have no answers. I, myself, and quite adverse to change. I know it’s good for me, but I just don’t like to swallow that pill. It’s akin to forcing a sick child to choke down a tablespoon of castor oil–just plain nasty. But how’s this for funny–but not the laugh-out-lout-ha-ha-ha? As much as I despise the upheaval brought about by change, I actually like it–some strange twist I know. Over the years and including this very moment that I am typing this blog, I have learned to embraced change–thorns and all. You either move with it, or it overtakes you. To just live in the moment is the simple thing. To look at change and now that you will come out on the other side for better is a good thing. To believe that just beyond the desert is a vally, an oasis for the soul–this is a good thing.
So on the eve of yet more change, I say…”BRING IT ON!!!” Of course, I might have a couple of bruises, but those heal. To live a life fully and with no regrets is how one grows as a human being. To live simply and simply live is my motto. For many of you, you know what I am talking about, but several of you may be wondering. I will fill you in briefly. My dad passed away in March. My sister found new employment elsewhere. I resigned my teaching position for more than obvious reasons. My brother and his family moved to central Texas hill country. I am moving too. Just like that comes the change. I have no idea what I am going to do or where I will work, but I figure God already knows what’s going on in and with my life; and perhaps this is His sovereign way of propelling me forward. To this I reply, I will trust you God because you are more than able and have only good for me. Though storms may arise, He will never leave me nor forsake me.
I will see you on the other side of change. This is my second grand adventure. Shak if your’re reading, go for it. Live out those dreams.
Till next time,
live simply and simply live.