Isn’t true that for most people change is hard? I think so. However, changes are not always bad. They can open a world of opportunity and give you hope and new directions. Let me share a little about my personal pilgrimage that can better explain what I mean.
I was born in Cuba but because of difficult circumstances my family and I left Cuba and moved to Nicaragua when I was nine years old. This was tough for all of us. I left my friends, families, and all the familiar things I have grown up with.
In Nicaragua, while everyone spoke Spanish, it was very different than the Spanish I spoke in Cuba. I had to make new friends, attend a new school, learn a new culture. Then, after four years, I moved to Maryland. Oh no, here we go again! A new beginning . . . more changes.
I went to school in Virginia for six years. The little English I knew got very complicated with the “southern accent” and the “y’all” which was such a change for me that, at times, I had no clue what people were telling me.
Little did I know that all these changes throughout my life would only open a world of new things, new opportunities, new relationships. Perhaps you are experiencing a difficult season of life where changes and new beginnings are more of a nuisance than opportunities and blessing. The apostle Paul puts it this way, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17).” These are some suggestions that will help you see your “new beginnings” in a positive way:
- Seek Christ for He is the only one that can help you navigate through the new changes
- Christ is the only one that can help restore the broken relationship between God and man
- Live your life faithfully seeking the new opportunities and new relationships God puts in front of you.
- Rejoice and look at the “new beginnings” as “new opportunities.”
- God is always faithful