I have been hearing the saying lately “Your new life is going to cost you your old one” a lot. I remember wanting a change for my life a couple of years ago. A change that included getting closer with Jehovah. This change has been going on every since. It has been a blessing but I have had to change the way I think and do things (ongoing process).
This has not been easy. Just let me say this, old habits can be a headache to break, especially when you thought that you had it all figure out and thought you knew what was best. Ha, I have to laugh at myself for thinking that. The other day I was browsing on my husband’s blog and one of his posts described the process of your new life is going to cost you your old one.
It seems am going in circles to get to my path in life…Reasons unknown or maybe just to loose the unnecessary while gaining the necessary….
GROWING INTO GROWTH
When I’m putting a puzzle together….I pick up pieces….Just to put down pieces…Am I confused or maybe it’s just to ge the right pieces to put the puzzle together correctly….
GROWING INTO GROWTH
Yesterday I failed heavily…
Today I failed lightly…. Am I a failure or am I learning how to succeed for tomorrow
My interpretation of what my husband wrote includes understanding that you have to drop things or thinking processes from the old life and it is a journey because it will take some time to get it out of your system , so it feels like you going in circles but you’re really not, you are just loosing the unnecessary and gaining the necessary. It seems like it is taking you forever to finished the puzzle but you are doing away with the old and tapping into the new by going through the pieces of puzzle.
Through it all, it seems like you are failing because you are so use to the old you, old ways, old thoughts, old everything but you’re really not. See, the old you is not going down without a fight and you have to tap into your inner strength and keep in mind that your new life is for the better and fight for it.
My change included getting closer with Jehovah. When I started seeking him, I became aware of my shortcomings and began surrendering to his guidance (ongoing process). I say ongoing because I am still working on this. Honestly, I don’t think that there is an ending to surrendering to his guidance because I need him. Seeking him has cause me to activate Faith, Hope, and Love. I mean really really activate them.
Your change may not be like mine but if it is to help improve your life, I believe my husband words can still be applied to help you see that the process is not easy but it can be rewarding if you stick it out and make it through.