New Beginnings…No way!

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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:

  1. Seek Christ for He is the only one that can help you navigate through the new changes
  2. Christ is the only one that can help restore the broken relationship between God and man
  3. Live your life faithfully seeking the new opportunities and new relationships God puts in front of you.
  4. Rejoice and look at the “new beginnings” as “new opportunities.”
  5. God is always faithful