Being More Than OK with Change

Today as I am getting dressed to impress, I put on a T-shirt from my good friends at Nike. I do a once-over in the mirror and notice the shirt is rather large. So I take it off, and sure enough, it is a Large. This is the size of all my T-shirts, so why the unexplained largeness?

At first, I credit it to the fact that I’ve been losing weight like a ninja, which simply means in a way no one can possibly notice. But then I observe on the tag beside the ‘L’ it also says ‘Loose Fit.’

I don’t get it. Why do we need to treat T-shirts like blue jeans? I thought the “S-M-L-XL” system we had worked perfectly fine. Simple and straightforward.

Must we really change the classic T? Is somebody out there making “Skinny T’s” and “Baggy T’s?” Is it too late to stop this from happening? By referring to the T as a classic, does this prove the damage has already been done?

I feel like my world is crumbling beneath me…

That might be a slight exaggeration, but the truth is so much is changing so fast no one can keep up with all of it. And every once in a while we get blindsided by something that is no longer the way it used to be. And some of us start reminiscing about the ‘good ole days.’

Accepting change can be a difficult thing. Embracing or desiring change is even harder. We like our ruts.

But when it comes to certain areas of our lives, those areas that matter most, change is just what the doctor ordered. A couple of years ago, I heard Reggie Joiner speak on change. Here is the big idea that’s stuck with me:

“We will resist change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain connected to the change.”

Is there something about your relationship with God or your relationship with those closest to you that you want to change? What will it take for you to actively pursue that change?

(Hint: it’s always better to pursue changes you know need to happen before the pain of not changing becomes unbearable!)

Here’s to hoping you and I become uncomfortable enough to move!