Ever go through a season where you need change? Maybe you rearrange your furniture. Maybe you chop your hair. Maybe you look for a new job. Recently I’ve found myself wanting some habits in my life to change but feeling frustrated when week after week they did not. My husband read a book recently that challenged the routine of life. The author made the point that no one will change your life for you. You are the only one that can author the changes. I know that is not a radical new concept that the world has never heard before. We’ve all probably heard that 100 times over. However, this time it stuck with me and has brought substantial change in the areas that I’ve applied it.
It started with my devotions. This past year, consistent devotional times were really hard to accomplish when Eliza was a newborn. As she got older, the inconsistency continued because it was easier to keep my life the same than find ways to make changes. I said more times than I can count that I needed to get back in the Word. I included it in my daily to do list, and although that did help a little bit, my consistency was still poor.
It wasn’t until I finally faced the cold reality that there was no excuse I could offer that would be sufficient. I wasn’t doing my quiet time regularly because I wasn’t making time for it. No amount of “I need to’s” or “I’ll get back in the Word tomorrows” would change that. No one was going to wave a magic wand and give me 25 hours in a day instead of 24.
So, I’m doing the changing. I’m re-arranging priorities. I’m initiating changes in my life instead of waiting for my life to change. For me, it started with my goals for my quiet times, and it has now expanded to goals for personal growth. I have found that as I initiate the changes with the “small” goals, my “big” goals don’t seem as far off.
So let me ask you the question that I’ve been asking myself recently …. What’s stopping you from making the change?
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