I spend a lot of time and energy managing my emotions. I don’t know if all people have to do this or not. I suppose some people don’t bother managing their feelings, they just let them lead them right into the muck of life. I refuse to allow myself to go where that would lead.
I think something important occurred to me in the last week or so; one of the main things I am currently struggling with has a lot to do with change. I found myself complaining about how much is changing in ways that I don’t expect or like and decided change is a bad thing. But the truth is change is inevitable, right? And not all change is bad. I took a beat to consider what my life would look like if change hadn’t taken place. Talk about a whole new perspective.
So I’ve decided that rather than wallow in misery over the changes that make me uncomfortable, I’m choose to accept it and watch for what God is doing in the midst of it all. His plans are far better than mine after all.
God grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
Wisdom to know that difference.