Friday, March 23, 2012

I Don't Want this to End

Kait is a spunky sophomore majoring in IPHS who gets pumped from helping others. She wants to live her life like a mango: beautiful, colorful, and sweet with her “pitt” being God, the base holding her together.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17
“Man, I wish life would just pause and let me enjoy life before it’s gone.” I find myself wishing this a lot. Life is full of bliss—new beginnings, new relationships, new opportunities. But sometimes it feels like these exciting times of our life come and go before we can enjoy them. Change is always occurring. Seniors cannot believe their years at college have already come to a close; family members pass away before anyone expects it; life throws us curveballs that perpetually keep us on our toes. Being human, we hate change. We love to be comfortable—we love that perfect meatball that we can crush every time and feel great. Change, well… it doesn’t really make us all that comfortable. Having to become accustomed to a new way of living is just another hassle to add to our plate of things “to do.” Instead of accepting change, we complain and wonder why things can’t always just stay the same. Luckily for us, even though change is inevitable, God’s love for us will NEVER change. We can always count on Him to love us, no matter how selfish, how mean, or how much we have messed up. In James 1 we are reminded that every gift from God has no variation or shadow of change. His love for us and promises for a prosperous future will always be the same. So here’s the challenge, next time life throws you a curveball, don’t let it strike you out; go with the pitch and make it the best hit you can. Even though change is inevitable, the way we handle change shapes our lives and builds our character.

Dear Lord,
Thank you for change. Thank you for constantly keeping life interesting and never letting us become complacent. From changes in our lives, you mold us into who we were created to be. Remind us of that and help us remember that through everything, Your love will always be the same. Amen.

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