Hello friends. I can’t believe that we are at that time of year again–one of my favorite times of the year.
I entered this autumn having been involved in an accident that had me down for two weeks. During this “down time” I was given an opportunity to really take inventory of my life, and the two words that came to the forefront were “transition” and “change”.
Transition and change in any form whether personal or professional comes with some discomfort in what is formally known as “growing pains.” John 15 talks to us about that with God “pruning” us. From what I understand pruning is never fun nor is it comfortable, but it’s necessary in order to grow properly.
Case and point: right now I’m working in corporate america as an editorial assistant. This job incorporates some of what I like to do. I was an English major in college: I love words. However, a series of events occurred that had me second-guessing a lot of things in my life. In speaking with my spiritual mom who also happens to be my godmother, she really provoked and challenged me about not being in the field of interior design (that’s what I went to grad school for). I had to be honest with myself and come to grips that I had (that’s a faith statement, lol) no confidence in my design skills. She encouraged me to really step out in faith and know that God is ordering my steps in looking for interior design work.
Friends, it’s one of the most uncomfortable things I’ve had to do, but the change won’t come unless I want it to…which is another lesson i’m learning. I can wish and dream and hope and wonder about change all the live long day, but if I don’t put action to those thoughts, they will stay just that–thoughts.
As the leaves shed their green and bring forth beautiful golds, reds and oranges, let’s take inventory of our lives and see what things we can shed and what new things will be brought forth because of it.
May you have a happy autumn 🙂