I had a neat poster in my classroom several years ago. It had a picture of a baby with his nose wrinkled and the caption said, “If something stinks, change it!”
That poster was a great starting point of discussion for students who needed advice.
Sometimes change is good.
Changing jobs and moving to a new location are high up on the list of major stress factors, but some change may be needed in your life in other ways.
I am never proud to say I smoked for a few years back in the 1970’s through the mid 1980’s.
I stopped in 1986 when Anthony was getting ready to turn 15. I decided that if I saw Anthony smoking, then I would have no grounds to preach to him about the dangers of smoking. It was very hard to do because I have an addictive nature, but I quit cold turkey in June of that year and never looked back… until I got my tumor diagnosis this year and all my medical records were suddenly glowing with the words, “history of smoking.” The proudest part of that statement is the word “history.”
What do you have in your life that needs to be filed under the word “history?”
Maybe it is greed, jealousy, or something addictive that takes you away from the good vibes of healthy living. Maybe you are addicted to a hobby that takes you away from your family.
I know I still have some stinky things to change, but God will help me. again.
He will help you too.
“…GOD IS BEING PATIENT WITH YOU. HE DOES NOT WANT ANYONE TO BE LOST, BUT WANTS ALL PEOPLE TO CHANGE THEIR HEARTS AND LIVES.” 2 Peter 3:9