Sometimes when our norms are disrupted, we want to go back. We kick and scream when we sense change on the horizon because we romanticize our past. Most of the time, when it’s time to change or transition we focus on the good things from our past and totally forget the bad. “Man, my ex used to always bring me flowers!” Well…the question is, what else did they bring you!? Heartache, pain, stress!? Maybe that particular example does not apply to you. But, personally speaking, I have and still at times, romanticize my past. When I wish for the way things used to be, I close myself off to the new.
It’s not easy to embrace change, but here are three tips that I believe can help.
First, let go of your personal routines and daily habits. When I say let go, I mean don't hold on so tightly to where there's no possible way to change them. Right now, people desire for the world to be the way it used to be. You know, before the constant protesting and corona virus. But holding on to those norms will only cripple you in your future. Release the old so that there is room for the new. The social distancing and the social unrest may be painful right now. But what if this pain is producing power? What if your norms needed to be destroyed in order for you to see that you were functioning in disfunction?
Second, let go of status quo. The way things have always been should not satisfy you. There should always be something within you that looks forward to the new that God can do! If you are meant to start a new trend, invent something, or create something new, you must start with a blank canvas. There will be nothing to compare it to. There’s a first in everything, be ok with it being you.
Third, welcome the possibility of greater. What if your greatest day to date has only scratched the surface of what you will become? Have you ever met someone who glorifies what they feel is their “prime”. There was a period of time in my life where I was the fittest I have ever been. I worked out for at least 2 hours, 6 days a week. Now that I have a family, at times I feel that reaching this level of fitness again is borderline impossible. But it’s not! As I develop healthy habits and learn to prioritize me, I can be an even better version of myself than before.
Friends, mostly everything in this world is changing right now, whether we like it or not. However, God is a God of elevation and improvement. If He is moving you from one place to another, you can rest assured that it is for the better. Believe this even when you can’t see it and even when you can’t understand it. There are great things on the horizon. Prepare yourself for greater.
Until next time, be big, be balanced be blessed.