changing seasons: patience and control.

First of all, happy official first day of fall! 🍂 Even though I’m sad about my favorite season finally coming to an end, the changing of seasons always reminds me that things in life will also change, and that can be a good thing!

I type this to you, feeling like a broken record; like I’ve said this countless times before, either here or on my social media, and I feel like I should apologize. But there’s just something about this message that’s telling me I just need to let it out there once again…

There are so many things that I desire to change, either about my job, my finances, the things around me. Some of it, I have the power to change, and some of it is up to another individual, or it’s up to just waiting on God to give His answer. Through it all, I’m telling myself to be SO patient, which we all know is easier said than done. We can say we support patience all day long, but when it comes to actually pursuing it, that’s when it gets tough sometimes. Then, thinking about the changing of the seasons today, and how it JUST felt like summer arrived, but is now gone for the year already, I remember that time goes by so quickly, and being patient can make it seem like time is moving slowly instead. But the time will come…”a change gon’ come” as they say!

And as I am being patient, I am able to control my actions and my reactions. I can either sit and sulk that time needs to go by, or I can be positive, keep working on the things God has placed in front of me, and be grateful for the opportunity to learn patience.

I’ll admit that I’m not perfect at it every day; some days I struggle with controlling my emotions and actions more than others, but through it all, I know that I need to lean on Christ. That is the only way I can truly learn how to be patient, and truly learn how to control myself.

Also, through all this, I have to accept that there are things that may not change as the seasons do. Some people won’t change their ways, some situations may not change, and I have to trust God in those times as well. But I am hopeful in the changes that are possible within myself, that He can really transform my way of thinking, and renew my mind.

And I pray you’re hopeful of those same changes as well within your own life!

Mishy 🦋🖤

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