A Wonderful Change Has Come Over Me? By Minister B. Michelle Horton
Ok, I’ll admit it. I don’t like change. I was going to say “I hate change,” but I changed my mind. Over the last decade, my life has been nothing but change, change, change. I’m sure most of you understand. I’ve gone from living in a full house with a husband and lively young adults to living a single life in a small apartment. I’ve retired from a full time job to working two part time jobs and back to a full time job in another city. There has been a myriad of other lovely and not so lovely fluctuations and alterations.
Sometimes I laugh at myself and smile at God because I realized that my prayers are being answered. Most of us pray sincerely for God to change our hearts and mind and line them up with God’s will for our life. And then when God answers that prayer we buck against the change. Why? Because we don’t want it to happen to us, we want it to happen to someone else. You know; that person who gets on your last nerve, that boss that seems mean and unyielding, that spouse who doesn’t understand. God is much more interested in helping us to become and grow into the human beings that God created us to be.
So here I sit, with another life lesson and answered prayer. God wants to change me into His image in every way and every single moment of every single day. I find it so interesting that God will use practical things to get our attention. I have to change yet another thing. And although the “thing” might seem like a little thing (my cell phone broke) and anyone that knows me knows I DON’T WANT (yes I’m yelling to myself) to learn how to use another one. And on top of that, my IT Director had the audacity to upgrade my computer. What!!!
It’s another lesson of letting go of the old and not being fearful of the new. It’s truly learning to become content with the ebbs and tides, the ins and outs, the ups and downs, the uncertainties of each new day and the revolution and evolution of the grace filled life. Maybe there is hope for me yet. As I write this, I sense a power of comfort and strength that this new life lesson of change is one to embrace. Maybe, just maybe, a wonderful change has come over me.
B. Michelle is an author, a minister, a mother, and grandmother. Here book the, “The Other Side of Threw” can be found on Amazon http://Amzn.to/otherthrew
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