I have been in a season of change. I find myself pondering how this aspect of life becomes so important. It is interesting to consider, for example, how we can resist it and want it, all at the same time. Then there are matters of foolishness and wisdom, such as wanting change so much, we are never happy with what we have and where we are; or being so unwilling to change, we’re stuck, unhealthy and again, unhappy.
here are some things that others have had to say:
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
John F. Kennedy
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”
C. S. Lewis
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.
A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”