Monday, August 25, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Change

Change is hard for most humans, although moreso for some than others. I am part of those who have a harder time with change. Curiously, I have a harder time with small changes (setting up and sticking with a new routine, or trying out a new way to do something that I've always done differently, for example) than with larger ones (such as moving to another country for months, or making a big life change like getting married).

Within a few months, Jonathan and I will be in the midst of a change. He is set to finish his master's degree in December and we will most likely be moving to wherever he gets a job. This coming change is already affecting me mentally. Although I am glad he will be finished his schooling and moving into a new chapter of his life (and he is probably much more excited about it than I am!), I'm apprehensive about picking up our lives here in Maine where I'm finally becoming fairly comfortable and moving to a new place where we'll have to start all over again in finding a place to live, a new church family, new friends, new favourite places to explore, etc.

Change can be rather daunting (especially for an extreme introvert like me), but I must continually remind myself that change in life is good. Change keeps us from growing stagnant and set in our ways, change can invigorate us and help us to see things in a new light, and change can rekindle our lives spiritually as we learn to let God lead us to go where He wants us to go and to do what He wants us to do. And that is what I'm going to focus on for the next few months as we get closer to another big life change.

My musings on the prompt 'change' for Five Minute Friday. Join in next week if you feel inspired!


  1. I'm the same way about the small vs. big things. Picking up and moving my entire life? Done it a few times and I'm not yet 40! But ask me to change my toothpaste? That's a BIG deal. I appreciate your insight about change keeping us from remaining stagnant. And important truth to remember.

  2. Good for you...thinking about this upcoming change in a positive light. Your words are a great reminder that change can be beneficial in keeping us from growing stagnant...steering us out of ruts we've possibly gotten stuck in. I needed this, really I did. Thanks.