Seasons come and go. It’s time we reflect on what we know and ask ourselves: “Do I still want to learn and grow?”
Will you make the necessary changes to see a different outcome?
Hello brilliant people! Just want to say thank you for being such an awesome reader!
Another week, another blog where I’ll be sharing some of my personal stories to inspire and encourage you to live and enjoy your best life!
Are you the type of person who is afraid or unafraid of change? Whether you like it or not, change is inevitable. How we deal with that change is greatly determined by how we prepare ourselves before it happens.
You will never see a different outcome if you are not willing to change something about it. This means a change in your habit, mind, belief, attitude, or perspective.
I used to not be a morning person. I used to be super lazy and would wake up at 11 am/12 pm. I can still hear my grandma's ringing, loud voice saying ”Cewek perawan kok bangunnya siang?!?!” Lol. Today I wake up around 4/4:30 am every morning before work to have one on one time with the Lord in prayer, worship, and daily devotionals. It wasn’t easy at first, but the more I do it the easier it becomes.
Morning time has now become my most favorite time of the day because I am most awake and alert during those hours. I am more productive when everything is still quiet and dark outside. In order to wake up early, I had to make the decision to sleep early too. My usual bedtime is at 8-9 pm at the latest. Pretty crazy huh? Yep.
I used to love spending money. Go shopping at the mall? Count me in!!! Well not anymore. MINIMALISM has drastically changed my life for the better, thank you JESUS!
How much “stuff” do you really need anyway? Now I just mix and match everything I have, besides no one remembers what you wear anyway. I get to be more creative with the limited pieces I have in my wardrobe.
The benefits? Less time picking what I need to wear and less stress trying to keep all the stuff/clothes inside my closet. Learn to declutter on a weekly or monthly basis, it will make your life easier and more enjoyable. Trust me.
I used to spend my time and energy on people who I thought were my close “friends.” They were until I found out that they weren’t anymore. The truth is people come and go. And no matter how close you are to someone, never hold on to them so tightly in refusing to move on. Learn to let go of the people who are no longer willing to grow with you.
Simply outgrow what you know. If you aren’t willing to outgrow what you know, you will be stuck with what you know. Sometimes you will even go as far as unlearning what you know.
Never allow the pain of your past to stop you from moving forward into your future. The community and people you surround yourself with today will greatly determine the success and wisdom you’ll gain in the years to come.
“He who walks [as a companion] with wise men will be wise, but the companions of [conceited, dull-witted] fools [are fools themselves and] will experience harm.” Proverbs 13:20
So stay plugged into a living source, not a dead or corrupted one. Be a lifelong student and never be afraid to glow or grow.
I used to get angry when things or situations didn't go my way. Ha, GOD bless my grandma and uncle for bearing my rebellious childhood and teenage years. Thank GOD for their never-ending patience and love toward me. I’m sure my mom’s prayer also played a huge part in how GOD dealt with me personally.
How He changed my perspective, how He humbled me (wooooh it was not pleasant), and how the Lord constantly taught me how to behave like a true Christian bearing much fruit in any season of my life.
Now I am more calm and patient when things don't go the way I had planned, and that is o-k-a-y. I know God controls my life, so whatever changes He's adjusting in my life, it will be all for my good.
Change is good for our growth. Whether it’s changing your finances, relationship, habit, place of work/living, whatever it may be, it’s always a good thing. It makes us stronger, wiser, and more resilient from the storm of life that unexpectedly comes our way.
2020 was definitely a year of change for all of us.
As humans, we prefer to stay in our safe and comfort zone, unwilling to change anything if we didn’t have to.
But the good thing is change will always benefit us in the long run. We serve a God who is unafraid of change, likewise, His most beautiful work is proven in the uncertain and unstable moments of our life.
“I hear the Lord saying, ‘I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!” Psalms 32:8,9
This was the conversation I had with God this morning:
Sharon: God, I am scared. I'm scared of what will happen next.
Daddy God: Why are you scared?
Sharon: I’m scared because I’ve never done or experienced this before. I’m scared because I’m not in control.
Daddy God: Well, if you’re not in control then who is, Sharon?
Sharon: Hmmm...You are….?
Daddy God: Yes. When you’re not in control, I AM in full control. Trust my heart for your life and do not be afraid. I am with you always, My child.
So who holds your life today? Are you willing to make the necessary changes in your life to see a different outcome? Rather than expecting the situation or other people around you to change, reflect and ask yourself “How can I be the change who brings positive impact in my community?” Invite the Holy Spirit and say “Lord mold, shape, and teach me to become the man/woman You’ve called me to be.”
As long as you have a teachable spirit, you will start to see how God supernaturally helps and guides you in every season of your life.
Confident men and women are not afraid of change. Instead, they embrace change because they know it will help improve their character to become more and more Christ-like.
We’re on this journey of faith and life together, friends! Progression is Key, not perfection.
Be the change you want to see around you.