Like most humans, I resist change. It’s so much more comforting to be in the same place, with the same people, and under the same set of circumstances. But circumstances change, people go away, and sometimes you have to leave your safe place.

We changed places over a year ago, leaving a thirty-three year home for another state. We never thought we would relocate from Little Rock, Arkansas, to Macon, Georgia, but that is exactly what we did. And we left behind, long-time friends, children and grandchildren.

It was the most difficult change I can ever remember, and it took its toll on us emotionally. Still, looking back, I can see benefits, good outcomes and gifts. God made the change one of grace, and I am stronger and better for it.

Guess what? I am still resisting change whenever I face it. But I rest on the wise and challenging words of C. JoyBell C.

We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.

2 thoughts on “Change”

  1. Wow, these words hit close to home for me. My husband and I have just moved from our home of 17 years on the East Coast to Central Coast, CA. Very difficult and stressful process, and we are still settling in. However, the Lord has been with us through it all, and we are looking forward to where He is leading us.

    Our first grandson was the pulling factor for us to make the change…wanted to be a part of his day to day life. We left it up to the Lord, and each obstacle was overcome…one at a time. Looking back, it seems impossible that everything fell into place to make this move a reality. We know it is the Lord working in and through our lives:-)


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