Change is inevitable. Change is constant. Everything is in flux. Whether you call it change or transition, it happens and happens all the time. Change in health, relationships, employment, technology; change happens. Question is not whether change will happen; but, how do we handle change.
Father Ken, the retreat direction this past weekend, mentioned figure skating. Having a granddaughter who skates beautifully, my interest was piqued. When spinning, skaters focus on one spot so they don’t get dizzy. “It’s called “spotting,” he said. ”Likewise during change we need to focus on a spot and our spot is God,” he continued.
Jesus would go off by Himself to pray to His Father when He was tired, overwhelmed by the crowds, when change was occurring in His life. Prayer is powerful. Prayer helps us cope. We find our strength in prayer just as Jesus did.
So during the changes in our life, the good and the not-so-good changes, focus on God to get through them. During the good changes, remember to thank God for the blessings He gives us. Thank Him for this new time of opportunity and ask for wisdom to make the most of this change.
In the not-so-good changes, pray to God for His strength, for His help to get through this time. Focus on God. Focus on His love for us. Focus on His presence in our life. Focus on the fact that He will get us through anything. He will give us a bright new day after the storm of the night. Focus on God.
God Bless you and all those you love.
Dear God, Thank you for all the times you have carried me through the many storms of the night. Thank you for always bringing the new day. You are my “Spot.” On You I focus. Amen