Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Okay, I'll Change!

Late again! This getting up at 1:30 in the morning has got to stop! When I get up at that ridiculous hour, I go back to bed about four or five. It messes up my entire day! Why? Because by seven in the morning, I have usually taken my medicine, had devotions, fixed breakfast and maybe, just maybe, done a little housekeeping. Now I'm sitting here with none of the above done except taking my medicine. Frustrating! I want it like it was before I developed this crazy pattern!!

We are so creatures of habit, aren't we! We don't like change. Why should it matter to me if I get up at 1:00 or 5:00? I don't have kids to care for. Even my husband wouldn't mind if he has to get his own breakfast. I mean, what's so hard about reaching in the pantry for the box of cereal?Don't tell me I am going to wind up being one of those people who have wasted most of the day because they don't crawl out of bed until 8 in the morning. Ah, life is so humbling!

I bet you're wondering how I'm going to tie the above into some devotional thought. Well, I wondered the same thing! Then God graciously revealed to me the tie-in.

Life has periods of change. Childhood. Adulthood. Marriage. Children. Empty nest.

All of us experience change of some kind or another. It is how we handle change that is
important. If we think only of ourselves, change can be difficult. If we think about what is best for others and the overall good, we are more willing to change.

How about you? Are you willing to change for the good of others? Or, are you still in the "Life is all about me and what I want" camp?

The Bible tells us we should look out for the good of others over ourselves. I guess if we confess to be followers of Christ we should live according to his Word, right?

So, if I keep waking up a 1:00, I'll just change to accommodate this new pattern. I just wonder if my husband is going to mind me running the vacuum at that hour. Well, since I vacuum so seldom, it probably won't be a problem!

Trying to adjust to change, Gloria

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