Sunday, November 6, 2011

Changepoints


One thing we can count on for sure?

CHANGE.  HAPPENS.

Think back to the developments and adjustments in your life this year.  Unexpected.  Terrifying.  Exciting.  Disappointing.  Hopeful.  Depressing.  Amazing.  Paralyzing.

A few "ifs ..."

If we choose to accept the fact that change is going to happen, maybe we'll be more able to flow through those times of transition without completely heading 'round the bend emotionally.

AND

If we choose to believe that God has designed plans for our future that just might be beyond anything we've asked or imagined {Ephesians 3:20-21}, we just might be willing to stop looking back with all of our woulda/coulda/shoulda's.

AND

If we choose to count on the God who never changes to be our rock and fortress {Psalm 18:2}, perhaps we'll be able to navigate those changepoints with confidence instead of feeling like we're going to be sucked in by the quicksand of life's circumstances.

Life coach Valorie Burton shares 4 key elements in helping us to work through the whirlwind of emotions, to make choices to move through the changepoints, and move ahead to the future.


1.  Mourn your loss.

2.  Make a decision to move forward.

3.  Be open to change.

4.  Walk through those open doors.

So say good-bye and grieve.  Without that closure, bitterness will, most likely, come calling.  And that rearview mirror will continue to beckon.  And the sad result is the very distinct possibility of missing the doors that are just begging to be opened.

Linda

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord.  'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  In those days when you pray, I will listen. 
If you look for Me in earnest, you will find Me when you seek Me. 
I will be found by you,' says the Lord."
- Jeremiah 29:11-14 {NLT} -

- picture by Edwin's Mixed Bag -

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