Sunday, February 14, 2010

Drained? Weary? Return to What You Know

Now before you think it, no, I’m not saying return to your place of comfort. By now, that place is probably destroyed. You could rebuild it, but it would take some time. Even if you rebuilt it, you would return to the same place that created the need for change anyway.

What do I mean by return to what you know? Remind yourself of the reason(s) that brought about this change. Why did you feel a need to change? What was the purpose in your changing? Return to that place. This is what you know. Were you no longer satisfied with where you were in life? Had you outgrown those around you and needed a challenge to push you further? Did you feel there was more to life than work, home, and social activities? Whatever it was, return to that. Return to that urgency that if I don’t change now, THIS type of life change may never come again.

As you return to that place, try to recall some of the materials that you read or heard that encouraged or inspired you to continue on your path of change. Be it a book, video, your own journal entries…whatever it was that kept you going. Maybe it’s time to revisit some of these things. Reminders help to relieve the burden, the weariness/tiredness, and the stress that life changes will bring.

Return to what you know so that you can continue to where you’re heading.

This observance will be a reminder, like something tied on our hands or on our foreheads; it will remind us that the LORD brought us out of Egypt by his great power.(Exodus 13:16 GNB)

2 The LORD responded: "Write down this message! Record it legibly on tablets, so the one who announces it may read it easily.
3 For the message is a witness to what is decreed; it gives reliable testimony about how matters will turn out. Even if the message is not fulfilled right away, wait patiently; for it will certainly come to pass — it will not arrive late. (Habakkuk 2:2-3 .NET)

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