In my third book, Accepting Change, Laura reflects that “life is too short to spend wasted and wishing for what you can’t have. Laura had a rough year as some might say. She went through a number big changes including the beginning of the Civil War.
Laura had to choose whether she was going to learn and grow through these changes or spend her time complaining what for couldn’t be.
While complaining, Laura found that she missed the opportunity to enjoy what she DID have. She had to choose to look at life as an adventure rather then lamenting on what she didn’t have.
The same is true for us.
Do we spend more time wishing that we were somewhere else?
Do we wish that we had done something when we just didn’t feel like it?
Do we look at our life excited for what is to come or spend time wishing that nothing will change?
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
As we take a look at our life, let us look to Christ to run the race he set before us. Let us take life’s adventures as they come and not look back on our life, relationships, jobs, or school and regret what we have done or not done!
How do you deal with change? Do you tend to enjoy adventures or do you like everything to stay the same?