Facing life’s changes


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This year has been a year of change. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every person’s life, from children to adults, and no one has seen this coming. We had to pause, readjust ourselves, our routines, and our habits. This change has been uncomfortable and scary too. It has put stress on most of us and makes us feel out of control. It also pushed us out of our comfort zone.

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, said that “The only constant in life is change.”

And it is true. Everything changes in life. The weather changes, seasons change, our body changes, our relationship with people also change (parents, siblings, friends, spouses, kids, colleagues, among others)

But amidst all change, God remains the same.

God is God and doesn’t change (Malachi 3:6). He is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. God is the author of life, and He loves us. His love for each of us doesn’t fluctuate or depend on our circumstances or conduct because He is Love. (1John 4:8) We can rest assured that we are loved by God no matter what.

God is faithful. 2 Timothy 2:13 says that even if we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for he cannot deny who He is. God will always care for us. We can depend on Him to guide us through life’s challenges. He will give us strength when things are difficult. He will comfort us in painful times. He will protect us when we make Him our refuge. God says that He has good plans for our life, plans to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). We can put our trust in Him.

Knowing this, we can also confidently effect changes in our own lives. Deep in our hearts, we may know that something is not right for us or that God is nudging us towards a new path. It may be changing our mindset to a more positive one, changing bad habits to good ones, or even choosing the right persons to be with.

God promised to never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). He will always be with us through life’s uncertainties. We can feel secure with Him because He is our savior, and He will help us. The world will change, but God remains faithful. So, take courage to pursue your purpose and what God has put in your heart to accomplish.

If, as a woman, you want to find your purpose despite life’s challenges, I’d love to connect with you. Feel free to contact me at Cindy@anewforpurpose.com

 

 

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