Becky’s last post has me excited to learn and use Windows Vista. I’m looking forward to trying it out when I get in to the Barbour offices on Monday. I enjoy learning new programs and systems, especially if they make things more efficient.
Do you like change and learning new things? Or once you have something down do you dread anything that might rock the boat of your routine?
There’s a phrase that Annie Tipton likes to use around the office when we talk about change. “Embrace it!” she says with enthusiasm. It’s a great attitude to have. Life is full of changes, so if you can’t embrace them, you’re likely to be miserable most of the time.
In case you’re wondering, there’s nothing to read between the lines of this post. I don’t have any big change to announce. I’ve just been thinking about it a lot lately. Motherhood is a wonderful and challenging change in my life. And I’ll be attending a memorial service this afternoon for my uncle who passed away on Monday. The death of a loved one is always a hard change. (Thankfully he came to know Jesus recently, so we are rejoicing that he’s in heaven now!)
But all change can be good if we let God use it to make us depend on Him. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 9, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
So, whatever change is occurring in your life right now, let God help you “Embrace it!” Then embrace Him as He draws you near.