Thursday, April 15, 2010

Seasons of Change

When it comes to change, there are three seasons of timing: people change when they hurt enough that they have to, when they learn enough that they want to, and when they receive enough that they are able to.
John Maxwell

The only thing we can count on is change.  Everything this side of Heaven is temporary.  It's simply a matter of time.  Whatever season you are living through right now, know that it is temporary; the good, the bad, or ugly.  We have no control over the seasons of nature.  However, we do have the power within us to change our attitudes, change our minds, change our hearts.  It's up to us to decide when we are able, ready and willing to change.  We simply can't change other people, but we can change ourselves into better, more fulfilled human beings.
Take care and have a great day!  Love, Nan

1 comment:

  1. As you may have heard, we who are older do not like a lot of change. You might be interested in a poem written by an older brother of mine.

    Our Final Change

    Here on earth we make many changes,
    We live here, work there, do different things.
    But one day we will cease to change.
    We'll live in Heaven with the King of Kings.

    Here we don't have a lot of control
    Over our future, but depend on others.
    We have to depend on the lives of many,
    But soon, just on our Lord - our Elder Brother.

    What a wonderful time we will have up there
    With all the saints, the Angels and our Lord.
    We will always be sure of the future,
    As He has promised in His wonderful Word.

    Here on earth we have very little security.
    We have to depend on many things.
    But, up there we'll have absolute security,
    Based on the love of the King of Kings.

    William Oren Adams
    Plano , TX
    United States of America