As I was packing my stuff to bring to my new apartment, I was contemplating on the idea of the big adjustment, this would entail. There are many aspects I would have to consider like the size, distance, convenience, security, expenses and all the nit gritty things to keep an eye on.
This time I was on my own, a bread-winner, having to provide the basic necessities of a home, with a tight budget. Having to transfer residence is a complex situation, from packing and unpacking, and facilitating that everything is in order.
I unquestionably felt the weight in my shoulders, and the responsibility it required. Numerous questions continued to boggle my mind, making me feel uncertain of the future, and what may be in store for me. A mixture of fear, frustration, pain, excitement, doubt and impatience had drawn my attention. What could possibly lie beneath this change? Could I possibly handle this alone? Those were the common questions I asked myself.
Though change is inevitable, it is difficult to encounter. I realized that change is the only thing constant, and it is how you cope with it, that really matters.
Everybody experiences change, whether fortunate or disastrous, we have to accept the things that we can not change, and focus on the things that we can change, like our attitudes, our level of thinking, and our outlook in life. Change is a way of life that makes us grow in depth and in strength, making us confront adversity with vigor.
As I was caught up in my recent transition, I realized that Jesus Christ had the biggest change in His life, having lived in Heaven where all is pure and absolute, to earth were all sin lies. He conquered challenges even when He was in His mothers’ womb, being born in a manger where all is filthy and stench-laden.
In His later years, like all of us, He suffered ridicule, humiliation, betrayal, and hurt. Being the Messiah, He could have chosen the easy way out and have everything with a click of a finger, or He could have fascinated us like David Copperfield.
In lieu of all that, He humbled himself down for us, taking that big leap to where crocodiles bite and sting, and rather than attacking the crocodiles, He chose to love and die in the cross for us.
God sent His only son and made Him man to adjust to our very own needs. During his life on earth, He offered us all the benevolent things that consist of love, kindness, gentleness, purity, loyalty, sincerity and many more wonderful things, but in return He endured pain you could never conceive of.
God knew that His only son was going to be sacrificed through death for our sins. His least concern was the adjustment He had to face, but the love He wished to bestow us.
Romans 8:38-39 says: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels, nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This passage is so powerful that it destroyed all fear and doubt in my mind, for I chose to trust in the Lord, since I know He has wonderful plans for me. Not even change will deprive me from the love of the Lord, for I am aware that He shall continue to bless me, despite all my trials.
I shall never walk alone in this earthly journey I am experiencing. Although I am crossing a rough, bumpy and winding road, I await what lies beyond that road, for Jesus is teaching me that the smooth and simple paths lead nowhere, for he is the only Truth, the Path and the Way which describes the road best traveled.
Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold”.
Though I feel burdened by a drastic and arduous change in my life, I chose to bow down and count my blessings, for the journey He is about to take me, is far more inviting than the burden I carry inside. Jesus, I lay my trust in you, and for all my undertakings, I have chosen to follow your path.
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