Life seems to be about change every day.
Some days I can go with the flow and allow the changes to be absorbed into my plans and most of the time, I look back and I like what I see. Yet, other times I look around and see the changes that happen, and I wonder … what is going on here, what was I thinking, was I sleeping when that happened?
Other days I resist the changes and insist on the original plan to go right on track … which can cause frustration or can cause me to appear stubborn. Yet, if ‘I know that I know’ the change shouldn’t happen, how can I go along with it? I look back at those days with mixed reviews also … sometimes it was good that I stood my ground, other times I realize my reasons for not changing weren’t justified and I was just being stubborn.
So … where is the balance?
I can’t just lay down and allow all changes to happen … I need to be aware and process my choices before I decide to go with them or not. Since I believe in the one and only God … taking time to talk to him needs to be a part of my process … after all He is the source of wisdom.
As I wrote that I realize that someone else struggled with the same problem a few decades ago and he penned a excellent prayer for his dilemma …
God grant me the serenity to accept the things
I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
– Reinhold Niebuhr