Monday, September 24, 2012

Boundary of Change

As part of the September Christian Writer's Blog chain, it is my pleasure to be a part of this group. Our monthly topic is "Change" Please follow the links at the right sidebar to follow the chain.

Change is the fundamental ingredient of life – we can not live without it, life would not exist without it. From the moment we are conceived to the moment we die, Change comes. Of all the topics I've written about boundary's, Change is boundless – Change is never ending, without limits or exceptions – Change will happen. Every breath creates change, every movement involves change. We can not stop or prevent Change because Change is it's own entity.

I can't remember a moment that did not involve change. From changing my mind about what to wear, what to eat, where to work, where to live or who to marry. If change were not involved, life would be rather dull. With that being said, change comes at some intervals we are not comfortable with or expected.

In a book called “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson, the author deals with four types and reactions to Change. He explains most debilitation to change are from poor role models. Excellent book I highly recommend.

I think most people would agree, that we don't like the unexpected – Sudden loss of a job, the ending of a relationship or change in living situations. We adapt, but sometimes the change is devastating which takes years to recover.

With the negative effects of change, also comes the good things life has to offer. Change brings with it accomplishment, fulfilling a long held dream and discovery of what God created us for. These things wouldn't be possible without Change.

With all the Boundary's God established, one might think that He would put a limit on Change – but there isn't any. I believe God in His perfect wisdom established change as a form of protection. That may sound strange, but without changing our mind or circumstances, we may not ever desire to seek the truth which gives us the strength to carry on through the good times and bad. Truth that gives hope of a future without change in the presence of the Lord.

These are my thoughts anyway – Shalom


Bill Jones said...

Thanks Terrie - it reminded me of the constant change that is happening to us after we are saved - we are changed (sometimes slowly!) to the image of Christ and will one day be there.

Tracy Krauss said...

Thanks for the post. It is reminiscent of Chris's post about change coming anyway - in the from of decay - if we don't do something. (I think this was Christ...) Anyway, another great post to add to our list this month. I have especially enjoyed this month's topic. :)

Terrie Thorpe said...

Bill thanks for stopping by and commenting. Yes,transforming us into the image of Christ is a constant process. Peace and Blessings!

Terrie Thorpe said...

Tracy thank you for your comment. This month's topic was quite challenging since everyone did such a fantastic job - a real tough act to follow. Peace and Blessings!

Stephanie Boles said...

Terrie, your words are apropos to my family right now as we suffer through an unexpected and devastating change. "We adapt, but sometimes the change is devastating which takes years to recover." With the grace of God, we shall adapt. God truly grants us grace to accept changes we never expected to come our way. Great post.

Jack Brown said...

change can be daunting but as you point out, it's inevitable.
anyone who meets with Jesus will be changed
good post biiiiiig hug

Anonymous said...

I love the idea that change can be God's way of protecting us---nudging us to transform and trust Him more. Thanks!

From Carols Quill said...

Thank you for your insights Terrie. We're gonna change, whether we do so on purpose or not. So we might as well change for the better, accept it, embrace it.

TraciB said...

Good thoughts, Terrie. I agree with you that change is a protective measure God put into place, part of His grace and mercy toward us. Without change, we have no hope of receiving salvation.

Deborah K. Anderson said...

Shalom back at ya!

Great post. Without change, well, we'd never change. :-)

God bless you, girl.

Terrie Thorpe said...

I appreciate all of your comments-Thank you for taking the time to respond- I pray the Lord will guide you bravely through all the changes that come your way!