Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023
How do you feel about change? Do you recognize the impact refusing to change may inflict?
Think of a canyon where, in the valley, one side is a desert desolate of any green growth that brings nourishment. The other side is lush and green; every plant you can imagine is growing, blooming, and producing nourishment for the senses and the body. What is the difference between the two sides? Imagine you are the canyon where you can choose desert and desolation or growth and grace. Which do you prefer? One takes action and a decision. The other is a decision and action never taken. Over time, the desert spreads into the growth and begins to consume the life out of the valley.
Consider that you are the canyon and tend to waver when choosing which side to rest on. Do you sometimes want to stay in the valley middle, treading a stable path but never really going anywhere? It happens when you don't want to choose. Choosing means changing ourselves. Change seems to be hard for most people. It seems far easier to leave the status quo than to change your nature and circumstances. But that "protection" of yourself becomes a trap you may not be able to escape from. The desert may begin to erode the good things in your life. This is true for many aspects of your life: your faith, family, work, home, etc. All can be affected by a lack of will to change. The impact of refusing to change may be far more than you ever considered possible.
Lord, help me examine myself; where am I trapped, afraid, or unwilling to change what must be changed to be free and joyful? Please help me make the changes and secure myself in the lush valley of your love, free to grow and expand my love for you and humanity. I want to leave the desert behind and realize the genuine joy in you and my life. I don't know where the change will take me, but it is a journey I want to take. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen
a tangle originated by Cindy Rae Fancher, CZT®
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