I used to love and embrace change and I could never understand why it was so hard for other people, especially older folks like my grandmother. She did not want the boat rocked. I thought change was good and you don't grow if you don't change. But now, I'm older and I'm having a difficult time adjusting to change. Could it be that I adopted the same minded my grandmother did and a lot of other people do? Have I become too comfortable where I'm at?
We like our tea made a certain way, we don't move the furniture around, we park in the same spot, and that church pew on the second row on the right side always has our name on it every Sunday. Don't want anyone else sit in that seat! I remember back when I was in Florida our pastor encouraged us to change seats one Sunday morning just to help get us out of our mundane routine.
The change that I'm struggling with is in the area of meeting new people - a sore spot for me, cause I'm used to being in intimate groups of friends or being by myself. I was raised isolated and that's a hard lifestyle to break. However, The Lord continues to place me in situations where I'm greeting strangers and hanging out with people that I don't know well. I'm trying not resist, because I know this is for my good.
Sometimes we can be so used to way things are that we don't even see or realize that we desperately need a new and fresh outlook. We don't see the blessings of change and the potential opportunities that can be presented. Granted sometimes change isn't always a good thing, but we can learn lessons that will strengthen us in ways we don't always realize and so I want to be a person that can adapt and work with God while He's trying to mold and shape me to be better.