8/31/2012

Change. Why Fight It?

Today's Five Minute Friday word challenge is Change.

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I spent a lot of my life afraid of change.  Change generally meant something unpleasant or frightening had happened.

Then a good thing occurred.  I finally grew up.  It took a few decades, but I don't view change as a negative anymore.  I look forward to change, I covet change, I embrace change.

How did that change of attitude come about?  I'm not exactly sure.  A large part of it is growing in trust of God.  He has seen me through so many challenges and heart aches, misfortunes and changes, but always brought me out on the other side in one piece.  Maybe a little dented, dinged and wobbly, but in one piece.  And, I think, a little bit better than I was before.



1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.

10 comments:

  1. I'm dented right there with you. :) But still whole. Love this.

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    1. Our dents make us more beautiful, right?

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  2. Wise words. Maybe I will grow up someday, too. Really, it is about trust and confidence that He is able. These five minute Fridays are fun - quick to write, and quick to read others' contributions. Thanks for commenting on mine, too.

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    1. Always a pleasure to visit your blog.
      As we grow in trust we grow in confidence. It's a great progression.

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  3. wasn't til I read your post right now that I realized that I had done my own 5 Minute Friday post ON THE WRONG WORD!

    :-{

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    1. I have to say I was confused when I looked at your post yesterday. Now I understand. How funny!

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  4. I think change is more scary when we are young. And you are right, for believers, God, who is constant, helps us through the transitions. I used to hate change too, but it was linked to control..thinking I had any!

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    1. Control, ooo, that convicting word.
      I can only agree with you.

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  5. I used to hated change too Elizabeth....for most of my life. It was the source of great anxiety! The old control thing.

    I also think for me after our horrible family tragedy during my healing I came to terms with the fact that trying to control is just a source of pain and not at all a productive way to spend my energies.

    What I finally found was a way to discern what and when to let go (not easy). This is so linked to our faith and our earthly relationships being loving and healthy. It just made it easier for me to live my life and accept changes more readily.

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