Change can be a beautiful thing, but for some reason most of us dread the thought of our normal being shifted in any way. I kinda go both ways. I love change in some areas and other's such as a new wheelchair could take me months to adjust to. Change and seasons are so natural in life, yet we often fight away the chance at a fresh start or new blessing in fear of the unknown.
Our family is going through a new season. I'm not sure we can totally put our finger on it but we certainly feel it. Of course there is the obvious of our most recent adoption -- but this new season goes beyond that. It makes me excited and scared all at the same time. Maybe part of it is that we have changed, matured as a family and grown to have a better understanding of the purpose God has for us here in this moment. I just don't know.
Anyway, as a part of that change Adam and I have begun, with the blessing of our Pastors, to look for a new church to call home. I know so many people are probably gasping at this point. It kinda makes me chuckle when I think in my mind of the reaction -- only because it proves my next point. We as humans seem to think that change always comes out of dissatisfaction or something negative. In fact, us, especially as Americans often put change off until the very last moment. We often don't change our eating habits until we are warned by our physician that we are due to have a heart attack any day, or we don't start exercising until we can't fit into any of our clothes -- we tend to always wait until there is a negative to respond to. Actually if you think about it, failure to change when change is needed can often lead to being is a bad place in life -- feeling rotten and uneasy.
Rest assured, we feel no sense of negativity towards our current church family. Change is most amazing when it comes out of satisfaction and happiness and even maybe a leap of faith. That's where we are at. We love our current home church -- they will always be a part of our family. But we just got this feeling God has something just around the corner and is waiting for us to take that step and go seek it out.
Change can be lots of fun. It's gets my adrenalin pumpin' and my spiritual mind open to the possibilities God just might have.
Anyway -- just look at my babies. Without our ability to seek out change this would have never happened.
God has amazing plans for our lives -- sometimes we just got to take the first step.