Decision Always Means Change…
I read the following statement this morning, during my morning quiet time- “Decision Always Means Change.” I knew life was calling for more of it, as I’d read this particular word 3 to 4 times within the past 24hrs. I know, you’re right…it’s a common word, yet during this specific time in my current season, it really stood out to me. This caused me to ponder.
What is change, and what does it really mean? As I read the various definitions of the term, I most identified with two of them, 1. to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is, or from what it would be if left alone. 2. to transform or convert.
We’ve all heard the phrase, “the only thing that’s constant in life, is change.” This is most definitely true… indeed. Since this is the case, why is it so difficult for us to make, and endure changes? What is it that holds us back? I asked myself these questions this morning, as I thought over the course of my preceding days. Could it be that fear is actually the root cause? Perhaps we aren’t actually opposed to change, but rather fearful of it. If we know it’s inevitable, why do we run from it, rather than embrace it? If I look at the definitions above, it causes me to think on a deeper level. Part of what I’m called in this life to do, is to create or revise content. Yes, I’m a business content writer too. Like the definition, I transform and make (something) different from what it is, or from what it would be if left alone. So how do I apply this same concept to my own life? If there are areas that require me to convert, why like the content that I revise, do I not make the appropriate changes? It all starts with making a decision. When I receive a project, I scroll through and review syntax, grammar, theme, and ease of flow. In doing so, I make a deliberate decision to change the document where needed, in order to create a compelling body of work. Like the content, I recognize there are some necessary changes, in my life… that must occur. While I’ve already made a number of adjustments over the last year alone, it dawned on me again this morning, that there are still more changes to come. Once you decide to change, improvements are required; words will get cut and/or swapped out, sentences restructured, and a reshaping of the body completed for overall flow. As a result of this new found revelation, I’m making a conscious decision to change. Some things can no longer be left alone. They’re crying out for transformation. I cannot allow the fear of modification, rather be it large or small, to scare me. I have to trust God, rather than fear… change. It’s so much easier to do on a document, yet I desire the same outcome in my life, that my final content revisions produce. Since I desire fluidity in all areas, like the words I’m called to alter, I must be willing to convert. Decision Always Means Change~ Though it’s not easy, it’s necessary. Don’t worry! I’ve seen the finished product, and trust me, like a well reconstructed document, it’s worth it.
We’ll keep our “under construction” sign hanging up through this period. To be continued…
“Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender who you are, for what you could become.” Unknown.