“When The Wind Changes”


ImageChange isn’t a thing I’m particularly fond of. But yet, it is something that must be dealt with and accepted. Unfortunately.

For me, personally, the hardest part of change is the part where the people you’ve loved so much have to move on. Most of the time, that means they’re not around as much as they once were. It means you’ve become a lesser part of their life and they’re a lesser part of your life as well. It’s no one’s fault; it’s just the way things happen, I guess. It breaks your heart and leaves you feeling empty inside. Sometimes, you even cry. But only a little. Because big girls don’t cry, right?

So, what do you do? How do you handle it when you haven’t heard from them in 2 months or when that status that they usually would’ve commented on is left empty? How do you handle a text unanswered? How do you handle the thought that maybe, just maybe, you’re going to be alone because they’re not there? (Okay, so first of all, you’re never alone. Ever. Not even for a second. But that is a pretty haunting irrational fear, huh?)

I’ve come to this conclusion: Life is just life. Life changes as frequently as the wind and you can’t do anything but move with it.

Among the madness, I shouldn’t get angry, I shouldn’t become bitter, I shouldn’t run away. So, what should I do?

Dance. Dance and laugh and love as much as possible. Love life, because life is a beautiful gift from God and we need to enjoy it to the fullest. I believe that.

People are going to come and go. There’s no getting around that, I’m afraid. People change,but God does not. He is unchanging, unfailing, unmoving. Trust in Him and love those He places around you.┬áBecause there’s no point pining away over the chapters God closes, for now. He’s an exceptional writer. Who knows what He’ll cook up later on?

So, I’m not mad about the changes I can foresee coming, or even the ones I already feel occurring. I’m a bit sad, yes. But I’m alright. God is good to me.

“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” Philippians 4:11 (Okay, okay. So, I haven’t exactly nailed this down, but it’s a good application!)

^These were just some things I’ve been thinking about lately.

Live. Laugh. Love.

-Mandie

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