The Beauty Of Change

Okay, I know what you’re saying…change can be beautiful? No way. I’m inclined to agree with you. I’ll be the first person to say I am not a fan of change. It can be disruptive and overwhelming to your peace of mind. But in life as in writing, change is inevitable.

So when I recently had an unexpected change occurred in my life, I found myself searching for a way to find something good about change. And what I found was not only good but beautiful.

First I thought about the changing seasons. If you live in the north where it snows a bunch, you probably love it when winter changes to spring. My favorite season is the fall because it marks the end of the long hot Texas summer. Fall is a welcoming change in both temperature and scenery.  Good thing…right?

Then I thought about a change in my family life. This year, my husband and I celebrate your 38th year together. There are days when I still can’t believe that much time has gone by and how blessed I am to have him in my life.

Then I thought about my writing. I’m so happy to be called a Christian writer, but if I’d never taken the chance to enter a Love Inspired writing contest would I still be searching for my place to serve God? Getting my first Love Inspired Suspense contract confirmed what I believe God wanted me to do with my writing.

So, if you are going through a change in your life or your career, take a moment to look back on the changes you’ve gone through so far. I bet you’ll see the fingerprints of God throughout it all. 

While change is always hard and can turn your life upside down, as I’ve looked back on my life, I’ve realized change has always moved me toward good things. And looking at it now, I can see God’s hand through it all.

All the best…

Mary Alford

www.maryalford.net 


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1 Response to The Beauty Of Change

  1. So beautiful and so true. Change initially feels painful. But looking back, we can be so thankful for all the ways that change has molded us and shaped our lives. Thank you for this lovely reminder!

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