Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
This week has been a long one, better yet this year has been a long one- just looking forward to 2018. I am the absolute worst at recognizing that things change. I can be in something for so long and not realize that the very thing I’m invested in has changed. I add this to my list of faults, which include being a hoarder of individuals (relationships and friendships) , to my frustrations with the “process” that leaves me bee-lining for the door. Today, I sat in my car and came to the realization that seasons change. People change, situations change, opportunities change, and seasons change.
I realized that my aversion to change came from my desire for security. In my mind, the steadiness of my relationships equate the level of security in my life. But this concept, is a false expectation placed upon mankind. Ultimately, our security can only be placed in God. People are fallible, they will fail us. They will disappoint us, we cannot expect people to rock with us forever. Some might say this is a very negative concept, or one shared by a pessimist- but I refuse to engage in this false hope that those around me are incapable of hurting me, in fact it is the people that are closest to you that hurt you the most. I believe that once we remove the security we have placed in others, and we place it in God- it relieves us of the expectations that we’ve placed on these individuals to demonstrate stability in our lives. Security in God makes us stable and stability within ourselves create our ability to withstand change.
Friends, I implore you to find security within the Father- for He is the only one that is stable and consistent. He never changes! This is the best news possible, because if you’re like me and you’ve dealt with the flakiest of them all- or perhaps you are the flaky person, it’s a relief to know that regardless of what happens, He won’t change. On good days and bad days, He is still the same! On the days we feel like superheroes and even in moments when we feel like villains, He is still the same! Always and forever, He will be good. Let these truths encourage your soul, and may you find that He is your rock (steadfast and consistent).
I love each and every one you. I hope you all have a great evening!
Until next time,