Friday, May 8, 2015

C

Change
Photo taken by my ever so talented video/photographer friend, David Thompson. Check him out at www.michaeldavidproductions.com.

Change:
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by, 
and that has made all the difference."
Robert Frost

This word was suggested to me by a friend a few nights ago, and at first, I was a little skeptical about actually using it. I believe the reason for that is because it's a little hypocritical to encourage others to do something that you don't first do yourself. And, change is something that I don't handle very well. So, how was I supposed to encourage you in that? 

But, after thinking it over for a few days, I have come to realize that like Beauty, Change is something that helps us discover who we are as human beings. But, also like beauty, change consists of such a variety of things. 

[A change in the weather, a change in fashion trends, a change in careers, a change in relationships, and then occasionally, there comes a change that radically transforms your life, and makes you an entirely new person.] 

I think the scariest part about change is that you never really know which type you're going to run into. There are so many changes that happen that you can't plan for. But, even so, there are also many changes that you do plan, but that are equally as intimidating. Change, in general, is scary. It's something I've always been frightened by. I distinctly remember writing once when I was eighteen that if anything about me ever changed, I would never forgive myself. 

Now, I laugh at that because of all that I have actually learned about change.
In just these past two years, I've discovered that the key to accepting change is realizing all the good that will come of it.
But, with that realization, I have also decided that you will never be able to fully accept that change or see that good in it until after it is all said and done.
I was terrified of leaving high school and moving on to college, and it wasn't until just this year that I actually began being thankful for that change.
Time justifies change. 

If you are in a season in your life where change is scaring you, the new things on the horizon are making you want to run and hide back in the shadows, or if you are skeptical about the fact that God always has a plan for you; just remember, in time, the beauty of these changes will reveal themselves. You'll look back on the days you struggled, the days you cried, and the days your heart felt shattered, and you'll laugh. Because the places where these changes will take you will be so much more beautiful than the shadows you once hid behind. These changes will be justified, and your life will be much brighter.

But until then, take the road less traveled by, for that may 
make all the difference.

C is for Change. 
-M

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