Change brings opportunity every time —that’s my summation of 2020 and 2021, so far. Suddenly I’m a writer of fiction. It’s been a fun ride. Nine novels since the first of January 2020.
But that doesn’t even begin to mention the change in my spiritual walk. With Pat’s death, I turned to Jesus. He has responded with love and power. It’s been amazing. I was always told, draw near to Him and He’ll draw near to you. I found it to be true, far beyond expectations.
So, yea, change brings opportunity every time
However, you’ll have to look for the opportunity. You have the choice to let change beat you to mush.
But there’s something about writing sixty hours a week, six days a week. Things come into focus. My basic book layout has become much easier to read. My writing has become quite a bit better. But I spend time with the Lord asking Him to lead me, teach me, and anoint me. As He does that I learn to do what I’m called to do.
A better word for change is growth
That’s what we hope will happen. That’s the best result. If we seek the Lord and ask Him to do it in us, He will. Sure some times pain is painful. So, what? It’s better than the opposite—withering and dying. Right?
This isn’t magic, it’s faith. If I ask, He responds to my obedience. He told me to ask anything in Him and He would do it. You really need to check it out. He’s waiting for you to step out.
I’ve been really surprised at how much he responds. That’s a bit embarrassing since I’ve been walking with Him for nearly fifty years. But the walk of faith is always new. The Lord builds on what you have learned before.