Why is it whenever we look at the webster definition it seems so clear and simple. Yet when you try to put it in action? Not so much.
Making adjustments in our lives are mandatory for our growth, spiritually and physically. Some are quite simple, while others take allot more self control, or motivation on our part. But all in all they are necessary.
Why must we adjust? Because things change. Hebrews 7:12 "For when the priesthood's changed, the law must be changed also." The priesthood meaning an organized group of people/ (or group of priests). Government for example. New president, new rules.
Change is the one thing that is certain.
The way we handle change is our choice. We can choose to be bitter, angry, and frustrated, or look on the brighter side, see new ways to "adjust" our attitude, or behaviors. The one thing we must not do is give up.
As i have stated in my last few posts, this has been my year for change. i have had to make many adjustments. i am not going to tell you that i have run to each new challenge with praise in my heart, and smile on my face. if i did i would be lying. Nope, many adjustments were made with me dragging my feet, and pouting all the way. And quite frankly, many times i've wanted to give up.
i can honestly tell you right now, that not one "God" adjustment that i've made has been a mistake. (God adjustments are what i call them. it's when God has laided something on my heart, to change in my own attitude or belief).
Now heres the catch. Ready? . . . . You can't adjust other people! So stop trying. God has a plan for everyones life, and it's great when they coincide. But the harsh truth is, that a lot of times they won't. We are all unique individuals, and we all have free will. This does not mean stop praying for them, or throw the towel in and give up. No. Keep praying. Remember, we have a God that performs miracles!
So, adjustments are hard, check. Change is inevitable, check. Can't adjust others, check. Where's the up side, right?
God is unchanging!
1 Samuel 15:29 "He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind."
Malachi 3:6 "i the Lord do not change. . . . "
James 1:17 "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
Rest easy in knowing we have a God that is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. So with all the changes and adjustments in life, He will stay the same, and we can count on Him. He loves you like no other, so if he's leading you to an adjustment, there is a reason. Blessings as always, i leave you with this verse.
Job 9:27 . . . ."i will forget my complaint, i will change my expression, and smile,"