Embracing Life’s Transitions // A Book Study
I’ve always been a pretty flexible person, or so I thought. I seemed to adapt well to minor inconveniences, and tend to get excited when I know that there is change around the corner.
But sometimes life can appear to be one continuous season of change. After a while, it’s easy to become weary and lose hope while the rug is pulled out from underneath you.
Since 2010, I’ve been in what seems like a whirlwind of change. That year, my husband lost his job in the construction field. We embraced it as a season of change and looked forward to the “new” that God would bring. But nearly four years later in 2014, my husband was still, for the most part, without full time work. We lost so much in that season — tangibly and personally. Thankfully today, my husband has a full time job that pays very well and we are very grateful to God for His provision.
Last September I lost my job at my church were I served for what seemed like a lifetime already. I felt called to be there all of my days. It’s not a change I have yet been able to fully embrace, but I know that I need to in order to heal and move forward. I
Several months ago I received A Girl Meets Change, by Kristen Strong, for review. [Tweet theme=”basic-white”]I left it sitting on a shelf unable to open the pages. I knew if I did, I would have to open my heart to change.[/Tweet]
But change is an unavoidable part of life, and handling it is a skill necessary to our well-being. Life and anything that represents life involves movement, and standing rigid against it will only break us. So being the loving parent he is, God gently but firmly urges us toward the uncomfortable places change brings. – Kristen Strong, A Girl Meets Change.