A new year always seems to usher in the winds of change.
Sometimes that change is small and subtle and insignificant. Sometimes that change is big and cumbersome and holds a lot of weight. New years are all about change.
New year = a new year to learn to write down. It always takes me a good 3 months to finally transition years. I’ve been practicing 2013 but inevitablly I fall back on 2012. I can’t be the only one who struggles with this. Am I?
New year = new goals. A plan to eat better, to exercise more, to get smaller thighs, hips, waist. These are all good things of course.
New year = new failures, too because no matter how hard we try to embrace all this change of a new year, we ultimately fail at some of our goals. And failure is never easy.
When the winds of change come, we prepare as best as we can but we are never really prepared for them.
I don’t like the cold winds of change. Why? Simply because I am not a woman who likes change much. Ok, I really don’t like change. I like the neatness, the predictability, the things I can count on in my life. If I could choose, I would let change pass by because I like the familiar. I like the constant. I like things to stay the same.
But sometimes God has other things in store for us. And I need to remember that. Change from Him is always right and always good and always needed because HE is always right and always good and always needed. I may not understand the changes that He makes in my life but I understand that there’s a purpose behind the change. And that purpose always has the best for me in mind.
So when those cold breezes of change come blowing in, like a New Year does year after year, I close my eyes, take a deep breath and try to embrace the changes. For I know God is in the middle of all of it. And thankfully that is one thing that will never change.
For He is always looking out for the best for us.