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Change is necessary for growth. We don’t always like change but if we want to grow we must embrace it.

I love the fall and winter seasons. I love the beautiful colors of the leaves, the pumpkin spice coffee and creamers that for some reason are only offered during the fall season and I love the fall fashions. Yes, most of all I love the fashions. I love sweaters, blazers, coats, hats and boots. You get so much more to dress up with in the fall and winter months. So I always look forward to change from summer to fall because I’m able to wear the fashions I love. It makes the change in seasons easy because it gives me something to look forward to.

Change is easy when you embrace it. When you’re going through a season of change and you find it difficult to cope more than likely it’s because you’re struggling with the change. Change is necessary for growth. Change is happening everyday in everything around us. Nothing stays the same. Regardless of how much we want things to remain the same they must change in order to grow.

I’ve been living in the same house for a very long time. To me this is home and home is not supposed to change. It’s been very difficult for me to adjust my mind to the fact that it’s time to move mainly because I don’t like moving. There is nothing about moving from one house to another that appeals to me.  I don’t like the packing or the unpacking.  But it’s something that must be done if I am to move.

It reminds me of Israel when they were in Babylonian captivity.  God told them that they would be there for seventy years.  They were to marry and have families because the captivity would be long.  But there would come a time when they would have to leave.  Leaving their land was heartbreaking but God gave them His promise that after 70 years they would return to their land (Jeremiah 29:10). God gave them something to look forward to during their time of change. And that’s the beauty of change it always gives way to something new. Even Jesus when faced with change looked forward to what was ahead of him. Hebrews 12:2 says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

So I want to encourage you, if you’re in the middle of change, take heart and don’t struggle, even if you’re the one who needs to make the change to get to where you want to be in life. Don’t struggle. Instead look ahead to what’s on the other side because change is a necessary part of growth and promotion.

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