WHY DO WE PREFER THINGS TO STAY THE SAME?
Do you squirm a little when you think about change interrupting your life?
That's what it feels like, an interruption to the rhythm of our day and the circumstances we have become comfy with.
Neuroscience says that our busy brains, overloaded with stimuli, don't even discern between 'good' change and 'bad change'. We just don't want ANY change at all.
'Positive' or 'Negative', just knowing change is coming can quickly escalate stress levels to topple even the calmest of people.
Why? It's suggested that we tend to take the mental shortcut to avoid growing pains, and give our brains a rest, but what if that is the opposite of what we need?
Could it be that we have forgotten the beauty of the seasons... A time where God's glory is evident in the pruning, shedding, and regeneration of nature and everything around us?
Without the night, the day wouldn't shine so bright. Without old leaves turning brown and falling, the new leaves wouldn't shine with luminous fluorescence.
We see this cycle in nature, so why do we expect our lives to remain the same?
Isaiah 64:8 says, we are like clay and God is the Potter: shaping and molding us each day.
Surely, it's IN the changes - and the willingness for God to mold you - that new pages of your story are written.
We need 'new'.
What if: we choose, instead, to see 'change' as part of God's pruning, shaping, and regeneration of our lives: allowing our hearts to soften to His will for our future?
It's gotta be better than stressing!