We have all heard it said that nobody likes change. This isn't true. We don't like change when we fear that it will make things worse. If we're convinced that the change will result in something better, the fear goes and we love change.
I've found that in order to move toward big dreams, plans, and goals in my own life, change is often necessary. But how to know what to change; that's the question.
Small things that require too much time and attention must fall away in order to make room for the new and big. I don't view these things as a loss since they interfere with what God has in store for me. If I measure things in terms of energy in and energy out, I can easily measure the value of things in my life. I must conserve energy, but not only that, I must spend my time on things that add energy.
Worry, for example, burns energy and adds nothing. Therefore, it has no value. Exercise uses physical energy but actually increases my energy for other things (provided the energy I burn is within reason).
I've discovered that God provides what I need when I need it. He knows what's going on in my life better than I do. I can trust him to lead me and to show me what I need to let go of to move forward.
In my novels, I write about daring adventures, people doing daring things, and daring to go where others might fear.
In my own life I sometimes live the same way. Not always, of course, since there is nothing particularly daring about going to the grocery store or doing laundry. However, sometimes the choices I make seem quite daring, even to me (and I'm pretty nervy).
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