“Everything must change.
Nothing stays the same.
That’s the way of time.
Everything must change.”
These are the lyrics of a popular song (link here) by Benard Ighner. It appears to be based on a familiar passage in the Holy Bible (Ecclesiastes 3:1-7). It’s all about change. Reader, how do you cope with change?
Things Always Seem To Be Changing
It seems that we are always dealing with change.
- a change of heart
- a change of mind
- a change of plans
- change of circumstances
And what about those unexpected changes?
- A once happy marriage/relationship turns sour.
- A loved one suddenly dies.
- A new home in a new state or country.
- A change of employment.
I could go on about the many changes you may face, but this post is not about change. It’s about how to cope with and profit from seeming change.
A woman boards the train. She finds a comfortable seat by the window. She’s waiting for her husband to come with the mocha lattes. “What’s taking him so long,” she wonders. She looks through the window to her left. Another train is slowly pulling out of the station. She panics. Thinking it’s her train that’s moving, she looks out of her window hoping to see her husband hurrying down the platform. Then she realizes that her train is not moving at all.
Keep Your Eyes On The Prize
This scenario is the fundamental key to coping with seeming change in your life. THOUGH MANY SCENES AND THINGS MAY APPEAR TO CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE, KEEP YOUR EYES AND HEART FIXED ON THAT WHICH NEVER CHANGES.
“For I am the Lord, and I change not.” Things and scenarios may seem to change in your life, but if you keep your focus on the changeless Presence of God, you will squeeze every drop of goodness out of any change.
It’s All A Matter Of Consciousness
Some changes seem troubling. It’s like a black curtain has circled your life. Life seems dark, gloomy, despairing. Even then I ask you, if Infinite Goodness is equally present and everywhere present, isn’t it right there where the seeming gloom and darkness appears to be? How could you flee from God’s Presence of Infinite Goodness? You can’t.
It’s a good thing for you to contemplate the Infinite Goodness of God as a fixed, changeless fact in your life.
Coping successfully with change is a matter of CONSCIOUSNESS. It’s all about your attitude and what you are perceiving.
When you find yourself fearing change, don’t look out the window at that which seems to be moving in your life. Turn your gaze to the platform: the never-changing presence of Infinite Goodness. Things and scenarios may seem to change in your life, but GOD’S GOODNESS IS A FIXED FACT IN YOUR LIFE.