Change. It’s a good thing. I think. We fight it of course, for many reasons, and I suppose all of our excuses are different. Maybe we resist change out of fear…ugh, the fear thing again. I think fear can often be evidence of a faith deficiency, a deficiency as detrimental to life as an oxygen deficiency would be. It can suffocate and suppress dreams as it tries to scare us back into what’s comfortable. What’s familiar. What’s safe. What’s ordinary. But here’s the thing. We weren’t made for ordinary. We were designed to live for Him, and nothing about Him is ordinary. We were divinely created to do good works, for He has even prepared in advance for us a purpose and a promise land waiting for us to claim. But will we do it? Will we accept the gift, put one foot in front of the other, and say “I’m all in”? Will we genuinely desire that we would decrease, to make room for Him to increase?
This looks different for all of us, we each have different choices to make at different seasons of life; but for me today, I am in the midst of big choices and big changes. Homeschooling begins in about 3 weeks, give or take my ability to get my act together. It is not so much the homeschooling alone that has me standing on the edge of great expectation; but it’s homeschooling combined with all the other background noise that seem to be shouting the same theme to me in perfect unison. I’m starting to sense that homeschooling itself is not the big change I’m in for, but rather the means by which God is going to show me (and my family) something more. Perhaps we will see that obediently saying “yes” to keeping our girls at home, may suddenly widen our view to something bigger. Something different. Change. And God directed change is always a good thing.
I love that the timing of my blog redesign came right now on the threshold of new things. It just seems right. Isn’t it a great new look! The mastermind behind figuring out how to make this happen is Brittany of Gallery No. 8. She is my newest favorite person that I have never met in real life. She has a gift, of both design and patience. She helped me through this blog change thing with so much support, so that I could spend more time focusing on the change thing going on in my heart. So Brittany, from the bottom of my changing heart…thank you!
I love that you sweet readers are here for me to talk to during all things new around here. As I have said from the beginning and will genuinely mean all the way till the end, it is an honor for me that you visit here. So welcome to the new look of Playing Sublimely, thanks for friendship and the listening ear you offer, and may there be much to come between us that will bring much glory to Him who is worthy.