Becoming: It's ok to change

It's ok to change.

It's ok to not like things you used to like before. It's ok to like things you didn't like before. Big things and little things. Foods, activities, music, style. It's ok to change your mind about all of them, and more. 

It's ok to admit that you were wrong about a lot of things or to realize that the proverbial "it", whatever it happens to be, just doesn't work for you anymore. 

It's ok to grow up. It's ok not to think, behave and live the same way you did when you were 20, 30 or 40 or whatever number a long time ago was for you. 

Imagine that.

Yes, it's ok to change. Just like that.

Except, it's rarely "just like that". It could be in some cases, I suppose. But usually it's been a quiet process gently percolating just underneath the surface that one day, finally manifests itself.

It's called transformation. 

"Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may be able to prove what is the perfect and acceptable will of God." Romans 12:2  (emphasis mine)

When that change is a result of a conscious, moment by moment choice to consecrate your entire being to God, not only is it pretty awesome, it's very much God's will for you. And that includes every part, every detail of your life, inside and out. 

So yes, it's ok to change: your mind, your dreams, your goals, your lifestyle, your personal preferences. 

Because when God is behind it, it's not so much you changing as it is you becoming who He created you to be. And that person might be someone you don't know exists. And His plan might be something you've never even dreamed of. But you'll never discover either as long as you're listening to the "this is who you're supposed to be" police instead of following the guidance of the unchanging God who will never steer you in any direction other than His absolute best. 

Copyright 2016 / Cynthia Mendoza