Change… this seems to be the current word in my life. My sister is in another country, it is my last semester of college, and I am headed to an internship in an unknown place this summer. To be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with change. Most of the time I would rather replace it with the word comfortable or consistent. I enjoy familiarity and feeling safe. I like to think that I am in control.
But, then there is the other side to this coin. Change is extremely scary and difficult, but it is also rewarding and exciting. As an artist, one of the biggest and best decisions that I ever made was to narrow my audience. I was terrified to do this for months. I thought that focusing in on a specific age group and gender would eliminate opportunities. I was SO wrong! This move not only solidified my stance as an artist, but it led me to creating the Polished Conference for teenage girls! (my audience) This change was scary, but it was necessary and beneficial in the end.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” We become new immediately after accepting Jesus, but we are being refined throughout life to look more like Christ. Every day as we encounter new changes, we get to make the decision as to how our outlooks will be. This does not mean that we do not cry out to God (I have had my fair share of that), but it does mean that we pray, we persevere, and we ask the Holy Spirit to help us cling to the fruit of the Spirit that is living inside of us.
Whatever you are going through right now, know that God will work it together for good. Know that the transitions of life can be rewarding when we seek Jesus through them. Hold tightly to the Savior, because He is walking with you.