Are you a person that loves change? Or do you just loathe change?
I love it.
I crave it.
I need it.
I’m not sure what it is about my personality but I thrive on change. It doesn’t scare me because there’s really not a lot that I worry about when changing something. A haircut for example. I recently chopped my hair off AND got bangs all at the same time. Not to mention I had a girls dinner and a small event to be at that evening. Like cut it at 6:15 and was at the event by 7:15. I also made the appointment that day. 2 hours before. My girl had a random opening and I grabbed it. I needed the change and didn’t want to talk myself out of it. It’s not a big change or even a life changing change but it’s change. I remember many years ago a haircut like this would have been shocking. Part of growing up a little and knowing myself better is that small things like this don’t bother me as much anymore. I know it will grow out if I don’t like it and it’ll change all over again. I worry more about not trying new things and wondering “what if?” now more than I used to. I don’t ask myself, “what if my friends don’t like it?”, “what if he doesn’t like it?”, I ask myself now, “will it (the change) hurt someone?”, “will it really make that big of a wave?”, “will I regret not trying?”.
It’s a wonderful moment in life when you don’t worry about other peoples’ thoughts anymore. You should care about others’ feelings, but it’s great when you can enjoy being yourself. Part of that for me is…
I know who I am in Christ. I know what the Word says (for the most part) and I try not to sin. I know more so how to act as a christian woman and I pray that I exude that each and every day.
I have a wonderfully supportive husband. Yes, he is honest with me when he doesn’t care for something, but he is also loving and understanding when I need change.
I have grown up and don’t care about what others think of me as much. There is still some want to have people like me, but I’ve also come to learn that you can’t please everyone. I do believe that other people have feelings though, duh, and the “I don’t care what others think” notion can be misconstrued often. You SHOULD care if what you are doing is going to hurt someone.
Change will happen in your life and some people will think you are crazy. As much as I believe you should handle things well with others, especially if you know said change will be hard for them, you absolutely cannot make everyone happy. Whether you are moving, changing your career path, getting a haircut, or sticking to a schedule for your child, you need to go after God’s plan and do your best for you and your family. Unfortunately, not everyone will respect that. Thankfully, some will and they will support you, cheer you on, and cover you in prayer. Be grateful for those that pray for you and be kind to those that just don’t understand. Don’t burn a bridge over your change. God will work it out on your behalf.
Don’t be afraid of it. Embrace it. No matter how big or how trivial it may be.