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Five Minute Friday: Change

I'm joining Lisa-Jo (formerly known as The Gypsy Mama) for Five Minute Friday. This is when we write for 5 minutes without over-thinking or changing what we've written. Lisa-Jo provides the word and other writers link up their "word-of-the-day" posts. I think my writing is getting better because of this free-style exercise! Today's word is: CHANGE.

Change is a word that I have a love-hate relationship with. There are times that I like change and times that it brings about great fear and worry. I've realized when I'm the one controlling the change, I'm happy with it. When change is brought on by someone or something else, I don't like it.

Lately, I've been wanting some change in my life. When I start feeling like I'm trapped or that I can't control anything, I figure a change initiated by me is a great idea. And that's when I'm happy I have a partner in life. Anthony is much more level-headed when it comes to life and the variety every day can bring.

Instead of reacting, he takes a step back. He starts thinking about the long-term. Anthony says, if we do this, then this or that might happen. I tend to think about the great things that will result from the change, not letting the reality of what actually might take place enter my mind.

I'm so grateful that the Word of God says, that God is our rock. He is our fortress. He never changes. When the world changes, and there is lots of that right now, God remains unshakeable, immovable, a steady refuge.

Would you pray for me? I need to be reminded the grass isn't greener over all areas of life.

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Reader Comments (6)

It is so good to have someone to level you and give more insight. I'm always so grateful to have my husband and God in such situations. Thanks for sharing this Five Minute Friday with us!

August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Nice to meet you, Malisa! I'll definitely pray for you as you're pondering these changes in your life. You're so right about God being the rock in our lives. In a season of change right now, I don't know where I'd be without Him.

Chrissy and

August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Berry

It is definitely funny how we so much seek self-decided, amusing changes and fight bigger, more important changes! So good though that ultimately our God never changes and is here to guide us even when we grump about it. :)

August 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda B

I would love to pray that with and for you, grass is greener/comparing is one of my biggest struggles. Thanks for sharing your heart!

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I can really relate to that and to being so thankful for having a partner in life like Josh. He's level headed like Anthony and I'm glad to have the balance because often I think of the now and not the long term effects too. I will be praying for you and you can pray for me :)

September 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjodi

It's good to have that balance in a relationship. I get to feeling like changing things too. Coming from a military family, I feel like moving every few years!

September 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

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