Change is Coming
Is change a good thing or a bad thing?
I’m not the same as I was at 10 years old.
I’m different from who I was when I was 15 years old.
I’ve changed a lot since I was 20 years old.
Now at 22 years old, I’m different.
We are always changing, some people more than others.
The world is constantly changing and whether or not we are consciously changing ourselves, we are being changed.
I’m curious about a lot of things, most everything really.
When people do things differently than I do or differently than I have before, I like to understand why. Being the person I am, who usually thinks pretty fully about most things, when someone does not know why they do something it always signals a flag of a sort to me.
Self-awareness is important and I think that it’s something people should continue to work on throughout their lives.
Sometimes people do not realize when they are changing or that they even are.
Because people sometimes are not always aware of their changes, that’s why it is super important to surround ourselves with people who can point out those changes in us.
The difficult thing, I’m finding, is that people all grow differently.
While some people do want to grow and change and become better in certain areas, what happens when they grow and become their goal?
I am finding it a challenge to ensure that the people around me are doing the things they are striving towards as I am also doing the things I am striving towards.
One of my goals was to read a lot of books and increase my knowledge.
There are people along the way who have helped me tremendously with that goal.
I’ve reached it. I’ve grown extensively in that area and the goal has morphed into something new.
“Every time you level up you’re going to shed something, but in order to level up it’s necessary to shed.” — Steve Harvey
We see people with mentors.
The thing about mentors is that most change. The mentor that you have when you’re 30 years old is often not the mentor you have when you’re 50 years old.
But I think that is what is important. We need to be cognizant of who we are surrounding ourselves with to know if they are helping push us forward or hold us back towards the new goals and aspirations that we have.
“If you lose an hour in the morning, you will spend all day looking for it.” — Richard Whately
When the seasons change, we can sit around complaining and wait for the weather to be warm again.
Or… we can embrace the snow. We can shovel ourselves a path. We can continue moving forward and use the people around us that are supporting us and move towards the next goal that we have set.
The goal. The goal that God has for us in this life… it does NOT matter if we experience success in the eyes of the world. What is success in the eyes of the world? Money? Status? Maybe.
I don’t desire that success. It’s not easy. Sometimes I wake up and drool over a new Lamborghini. But, I know that it won’t matter. A few more years on this earth or years in eternity? I think it’s pretty clear which is more important.
Jesus is coming again, when?
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” — Matthew 24:14 KJV
Change is coming. We cannot always control the change that happens but we can control a lot of it.
Jesus said that he will come back when the whole world has heard the gospel. So I ask you… what are you doing to change that? There are people in your life that are you around for a reason. They might only be there for a chapter or two or three but God has them there for a reason.
Are you making disciples of the nations? I hope so.
“What does a person look like who learns to live one day at a time with a backdrop of eternity in view?” — Ravi Zacharias