Monday, March 30, 2009

Handling Change

My new job with Census is getting off to a roaring start. I'm having to change most of my daily habits. Change shakes us up, eh? Stirring up things can be thrilling and frustrating. I've got to admit I like some of my settled patterns. But I believe I'm being blessed by this shake up.

As I'm processing these changes with my new job I am thinking of how many people are having major changes thrust upon them in this new economy. God has made us with flexiblity and innovation within us. I am working on finding a positive mindset with my new changes.

I wonder how much I have added onto my life by resisting changes that would were meant to be for my good. In the past I fear my first reaction to change was to stiffen myself in resistance: Pain Avoidance!

What do you say about the shake up of life's changes?

Since we can be assured life will always throw us some changes, how does a thriving strong Christian handle change?


sailorcross said...

Hi Kay!!

It's easy to stay in our own little comfort zone and feel safe and secure, isn't it?

But, when change comes, I am learning to try to embrace these instead of rejecting or trembling at the thought of this.

As I look back, the majority (maybe all?) the changes that have occurred unexpectedly in my life did so for a purpose, a plan and a reason--and it always had to do with God's plans and purposes for me.

No, not coincidence as I used to think, but God at work--with His perfect plans and timing.


Dorothy Champagne said...

I think we can get in a rut. We become so comfortable in our own surroundings that we are not effective for the kingdom. How can we reach others if we never go outside of our own circle, our own comfort zone - like Beth said. Great point and makes me think I need to shake things up!

© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.