I’ve heard it before…from my own mouth: “Change is never easy, but sometimes it’s needed.” And even though I’ve said it, I forget that second part so many times!
Coming back from Younglife Camp and getting back into a semi-normal routine has been a change in itself. And if anyone has probably gotten to know that better it would be some of my girls who I took to camp. For the first time (probably ever), they were able to be real, open, honest, and themselves. Not the student with tons of pressures to “fit in” in a certain place or achieve certain things their family or “friends” want them to achieve. They let down their guard, were able to ask questions in a safe place, and either be reminded or told for maybe the first time ever about how much God LOVES them!
That is a lot in a week for teens to try and swallow, but they were open to it…and open to continue making different choices in life. Yes, once they stepped off the bus and entered back into East TX, they could’ve easily gone back to the old choices and pressures placed on them (which maybe some have seeing I don’t watch them day and night). But all in all, the one thing they were open to was taking on some small changes.
One of those changes: daily being fed scripture…and thankfully I’ve been able to help them with that.
Each day I’ve been sending them individual texts with a verse or two of scripture, with a suggestion of a song that they could listen to that pairs well. I’m not 100% sure what’s happening on the other side of the text, but the hope is that little change could plant a seed, a seed that could make huge impacts later.
See, whether it’s diet changes, job changes, organizational changes, spiritual changes, changes don’t have to always be BIG to make an impact. Making those tiny adjustments could be the toe in the water for you that you need and maybe even didn’t realize it. Whatever the change for you, hopefully this verse can help,
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” – 1 Peter 5:10
The suffering of change, the uneasiness of it all, won’t last forever with the Lord who knows all, sees all, and loves us through it all. So trust Him today with whatever change you face–it’s all in His hands anyways!
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