To begin my post today I have to share a famous quote by one of my favorites, Joel Osteen; Change is one of the most difficult things we all face, but it is through change that God births new dreams, plans and opportunities. Isaiah 43:19 (NLT) “For I am about to do something new.” Part of receiving the new is letting go of the old. If you are going to see God’s increase, recognize when the winds are shifting. Don’t hold on to something when God is trying to birth something new. Remember, on the other side of change is a new season of favor, increase and abundance! -Joel Osteen
Has the fear of change or transition created concern, or an adverse effect on your life? If so, you are not alone. Every day millions of people experience various forms of anxiety or fear, while attempting to make decisions.
They say we all fear change and I am one that agrees change never really feels good during the process but once the metamorphosis of change occurs it is usually a feeling like none other. To progress in life and move down your given path there will always be these times of change confronting you. Many of us will try to fight the change and keep things nice and steady down the path we have been traveling to keep from that uneasy feeling and fear of the unknown. This is just being human and we all go through it.
I have always been the speaker that talks adamantly about “never giving up”, “staying focused”, and “staying the course” which I believe is essential during times of growth, but what about the beginning of a new era? When do you finally cut ties and move down a new path?
This is one of the hardest things to do in life and requires a lot of thought and, in my case, prayer. Changing your direction could be a mistake if due diligence is not taken. A “knee jerk reaction” or “rash decision” can be costly in many ways. You could end up hurting yourself, others, and/or your income.
When one is at a crossroads in life, what does one do? Here are some helpful tips on how to navigate through the scenery of life with the most Trust, Knowing and Faith.
- Am I happy?
- Am I free?
- Do I feel held and supported?
Change and Evolving is part of life. Accepting this and embracing it will enhance your journey, free your spirit and put you back on the right path.