Breaking a Routine is Brave

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Lately there has been a lot of change in my life and in the lives of many of the people I love.  The change is good change.  The change is a deviation from a routine.

A routine often brings a sense of comfort.  You know what is likely to happen and how to deal with it. There are minimal surprises, if any. There is just predictability and repetition.  Things may get boring, but at least you know what is coming.  (At least that is what a routine may lead you to believe.)

Recently God called me to move to a new city and start a new job in the very near future.  I’m excited for the present moments and the future yet to be revealed.  However, the reality between where I am now and the new assignment God has given me means that my routine is changing.  Well, more like my routine is stopping and I’m headed into something new.  With this change comes sacrifice and a reminder that this past season equipped me with additional tools for this coming season of life.

For those transitioning into new assignments in life or experiencing change, understand that your willingness to deviate from your routine is brave.  There are going to be sacrifices that come with the change, but you should be confident in three things:

  1. God is God.  If God is leading you to make this change, it is absolutely worth it to be obedient to God and make the change.  God has already made sure that everything is going to work out. (By “work out,” I  mean that things may not work out in the way you expect them to work out, but know that God worked things out beyond what you could ever imagine.)
  2. The last journey you were in was not a waste of time.  It equipped you with skills, knowledge, and abilities that this new change is begging you to use.  Don’t move forward in the new change under an old mindset.  If you try to do that, you limit yourself and find yourself trying to apply old habits to new situations.
  3. Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).  Just because God blessed you with a change in life doesn’t mean it’s time to stop praying.  Always continue to grow and build your relationship with God.

To those who dare to make a change in life, you are brave.  Your change is a testimony and an inspiration to someone else to make a break from their own routine.  The change may not be easy and it may not be understood by the people around you, but it’s worth it.

Change is beautiful when it is led by God.  Here’s to change!

Blessings and Love,
Purpose Over Fear

Copyright 2016 by purposeoverfear

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