A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to tear down, and a time to build.
Change is difficult for me. Though my established routines usually prove to be helpful to those concerned, this doesn’t seem to be the case these days. I often ask myself, “Why change what is working?” Today, however, I’d like to pose that question to a few others in my vicinity.
It’s not that I’m so stuck in my ways that I can’t deal with adjustments and replacements and revamping and alterations of the status quo. The problem is that I’d like these changes to be made with thought and with consideration for those involved and for those who will be impacted by them. Is something positive actually being accomplished?
Yes, change is difficult for me, not so much because of me, but because of its impact upon others who are very important to me. Perhaps it’s time to kill my inactivity and to do what I can to heal those around me. Perhaps it’s time to tear down the walls which hinder communication and to build relationships that thrive on openness. Perhaps the changes around me won’t be so difficult after all.
Loving God, help me to find the tools to transform the changes around me into opportunities for joy and productivity.
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