The times they are a changing. Familiar words to an old song. Didn’t like them when I first heard them, don’t like them now. I am not a person who likes change. I like the old familiar ways. I resist changing at all costs. My life has been full of changes. Some good, some not so good.
My son, Christopher, got married on October 15th. Changes. Our relationship has always been super close. It has now changed. I am thrilled that he won’t have to go through life alone, but I still don’t like changes. My youngest son got married last Friday. More changes. This was my yard sale-ing cohort. My pal I hung out with. Changes. I just don’t like change. It takes me a while to get used to the new “norm”.
Just because I resist change does not mean I am unhappy with the results. I love my new “daughters in love” and the additional 3 grandchildren that my youngest son’s marriage has brought me. It just takes me a while to get used to the changes.
My resistance makes me wonder how God puts up with me when I am so resistant to change. 1 Corinthians 15:51 says we shall all be changed. God started working on me when I committed my life to Him and He is still working on me now. I have to be more open to change in order to let Him do His work in me. I need a change in attitude to be more compliant to His changing in my heart to make it more like Him.
Romans 7:24 says, “Oh wretched man that I am. Who will deliver me from this body of death?” Only Jesus can change my heart and make me pliable to changes in life. I want to be so much like Him that He permeates everything I do and say. That is change I can get used to. Changes that seems to take too long to occur. I wish He would speed those changes up.
Bring on the changes, Lord, I am ready.