Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ever Changing

It's time for Five Minute Friday where a flash mob of writers join to write purely for the joy of it and then share our thoughts over at Lisa-Jo's. So, set your timer and clear your head for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right. Today's word?
CHANGE

I'm a creature of habit, yet every day is a new adventure, a new lesson in embracing what is thrown my way.

Change.

Every stage is marked by it. Every mile of the journey different because of this one little word.

As a young adult, people tell me that I am in a "transient" stage. But, life is transient. There is nothing stable, steady, or static about it. It's fluid.

We are born, We learn to walk, think, speak. We go to school and then transition through grade levels and different measures of knowledge. We graduate high school and are thrown into the big pond of college where we "decide" the rest of our lives at 18. At 22, we are thrown out again. More change - bills, adulthood, marriage, kids, jobs. Life never stops. We are never in stasis.

People aren't cookie cutter creations. We grow, hopefully mature, we move, we make decisions. We change.

Every ounce of life and the universe is marked by this word. At times, I fear it. Yet, I'm coming to embrace it.

I don't know what change will come next. I don't know in what shape it will come or whether I will love or hate it. I have no means to predict. But, I know the One who has charted my course, and I know the road I have chosen to take. It is narrow, and few follow it. But the One leading is good. He knows every bend.

And, I will trust Him for He never changes.

26 comments:

  1. Love this picture you paint of the "narrow path," keep walking it friend! God is good!

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  2. What a blessing to know our Maker never changes, yet He knows when we need to. Beautiful words! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. What a beautiful description of change? I think I need to pin this for further reference. Thankful to stop by girl!

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  4. I wrote too, of the stability that HE does not change! So much around us sure does and we are in the middle of MAJOR changes! Enjoyed reading!

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  5. Love that! The only constant we will ever know. When all else changes, He stays the same and we can chart our course by His faithful path. Thanks for sharing your words. I loved reading them.

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  6. Good that you said 'mature'. Isn't that a key part of changing? ;)

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  7. You stated this so well! In particular, " I don't know in what shape it will come or whether I will love or hate it. I have no means to predict. But, I know the One who has charted my course, and I know the road I have chosen to take. It is narrow, and few follow it. But the One leading is good. He knows every bend." I really appreciate your words, thank you for the remember to appreciate & embrace change. (you're picture is beautiful too)

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  8. I love your image of the narrow path. As long as our feet are on the right one, we don't need to fear what comes around each curve and bend.

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  9. StefanieYoungBrownAugust 31, 2012 at 6:47 AM

    Beautifully written truths! So thankful amidst all of life's changes, He doesn't change a bit.
    Happy FMF!

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  10. "I know the One who has charted my course, and I know the road I have chosen to take. It is narrow, and few follow it. But the One leading is good. He knows every bend.

    And, I will trust Him for He never changes."



    Oh, I LOVE that! Totally writing that in my journal.

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  11. "At times, I fear it. Yet, I'm coming to embrace it." Totally where I am these days. It's good to be reminded that He is here guiding us down that path. Thank you.

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  12. Such wisdom in your words today. I have never visited you from FMF and I am so glad I have now. Your words make me feel more peaceful about the changes I am facing in the weeks on the horizon.

    You may read my Five Minute Friday words on Change here.

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  13. Thanks for visiting, Julie!! I hope you come back. I love connecting with others in this fun writing community.

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  14. Thanks for reading, Nancy. I constantly need this reminder.

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  15. Happy FMF to you, too! Glad you stopped by again.

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  16. So true. As much as the narrow path can be scary, the Lord promises to walk with us all the way. So comforting!

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  17. His words, not mine! Thank you so much for reading!

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  18. Ha, I would hope. But it doesn't always work that way. :)

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  19. Thanks for stopping by! I love connecting with others in this community!

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  20. The only constant is change and Jesus. :) Always an adventure!

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  21. I know! He is so Sovereign. It's a good thing He is in control, and not me. :)

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  22. Thanks, Nicole! Walking it with you!

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