I have always thought and said that I am a person resistant to change. I was disgruntled when the Texas Rangers changed their colors and when they moved stadiums. I don't like when rules change, when my plans for a day are changed, when a new addition of a perfectly good book is released and I am now unfamiliar with it's format or page numbers. You know...the small things that no one usually cares about! But... this week I have been watching the beautiful color change happening outside. Our trees are filled with vibrant golds, fiery reds and oranges, rich greens and regal burgandy. I LOVE the change. I love the way the air smells different and the north wind plays a different melody on my wind chimes.
Today I was thinking...I am NOT resistant to change. In nature, it's what I love most! Spring and Autumn fill my heart with Joy as the trees and earth put on new clothes of color that give glory to the Master Artist...God.
So what is it that I don't like about change? Well...it's being out of control! I don't like when I cannot control my environment.
The Lord is showing me...again through creation...that he is in control of everything! He wants me to give it up...let go...let Him direct my path and order my steps so that I can enjoy the view.
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way." Psalm 37:23
I am letting go...trusting in Him who will direct my path...taking every thought of discontentment and frustration captive and punishing it to the obedience of Christ...I WILL walk in Joy and Peace...Will you?