Friday, 25 May 2018

Constant Changes

Things in our lives change. Sometimes for something that is obviously good, and other times, for things that seem pretty terrible. Recently, I've been noticing a lot of changes going on around me. 

Some of them are fairly little, like how our Autumn leaves are turning and looking absolutely gorgeous. Others are slightly larger, like friends undergoing loss and hardship. 

It's been making me think more about how we are in an ever-morphing world with countless inconsistencies. We're a creation of God that is always doing things and changing our minds. 

I used to hate change. If there was a bale of hay in the garden, then it had to stay there. It couldn't get spread out into mulch. My friends weren't allowed to change their minds about anything. I could throw away old clothes and get new ones. Things had to stay the same. Even up until a little while ago I felt this way. Not that extremely, but the dislike of change was still there. 

Particularly in the light of some of the things that are going on for me right now, James 1:2-4:

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

Often I forget that as the leaves of my world are turning into red flame that it is necessary for the tree to lose the leaves of one year before coming back more alive the next. God has promised that the changes and the trials are happening for good, and I really pray that we can remember to see it that way. 

This is a song that I feel really reflects this. 

What do you guys think about changes? I'm happy to talk!


  1. I used to not like changes either. :-Z Now I am okay with them. I loved what you said in the last paragraph! That is so good.
    Also; it's funny that it's your Autumn there in Australia but it's Spring here in America. XD

    1. Yeah, I think that most of us start off apprehensive of changes, but isn't God good to help us to see!
      Aww, thanks! I'm glad you liked it, and yes, it is so true!
      Heheh, yeah, really quite weird to be honest! You're all preparing for summer while we're chopping fire wood. :P

  2. Agh yes, this is so important to remember. We want our lives to stay in the comfort of familiarity, and when everything changes around us it's scary and daunting, but it also opens so many new doors and opportunities that we can't risk passing by.

    1. Indeed! And to be honest, most of the time we'd much rather staying in our mediocre lives than face the pain that comes on the path to what God has planned and prepared for us.