Change and mindset

Friday, May 13, 2022

Change can be good. It all depends on your mindset. 

We are familiar with our least favorite parts of change. 

Today, I want to encourage you to think about the good. 

When I got married to Zeke, we had to change our clothes. 

We went to the mall and we bought Indian shirts. 

Mine was green, his was orange. 

We were thrilled about changing into our wedding clothes. 

That simple change of outfits signified the joy we share for the past 16 and a half years. 

Six months later, when we had the blessing of our marriage, we changed outfits again. He had on a suit, I had on a wedding dress. 

We change clothes to fit the occasion and so the occasion can fit us.

It's getting warmer in the southern part of the U.S. where I live. 

I decided to change clothes so my workouts can be more comfortable.

I retired my long sleeve shirts. Tanktops and shorts are more appropriate. 

I don't want to overheat so I changed clothes.

Change is what you make it. 

Change is action.

I've fought change before. 

I hate to admit that I never win such fights. 

Acceptance with joy brings blessed results. 

I am learning to 'dress' for such occasions too. 

How do I "dress" my mind for change? 

I take off dread and put on gratitude. 

I take off frustration and put on curiosity. 

I take off negativity and put on positivity. 

Change can be good. It all depends on your mindset.  

"So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world." 1 Peter 1:13 (NLT)