Morning Cup of Joe – Winds of Change


Sometimes things don’t go as planned and when that happens, don’t question it. I used to have a bad habit of automatically thinking the worst when something didn’t quite go my way; I know I am not the only one who thought or thinks like this. As soon as it didn’t go as I planned it, I automatically defaulted to the worst possible outcome. I am better equipped to handle changes now and I’d like to share with you how I was able to overcome this obstacle.

First, understand that change is inevitable and nothing is constant except change. Simply, accept the fact that if your plans change, this new direction may very well be where you were intended to go; don’t ignore it and don’t challenge it. While most people are uncomfortable with change, that does not mean you have to follow suit. Plans change, plans get canceled and plans get scrapped; this is absolutely normal.

When the winds of change automatically adjusts your sail, learn to trust your new direction. Some of us are so stuck on forcing a failed plan into action that we neglect to acknowledge that some things simply won’t work out. When that happens, change your plan or change your implementation strategy.

In addition, it is imperative that you maintain an understanding that God is in complete control. Your plans have changed in the past and the world didn’t end. When things don’t go as planned, there is usually a good reason why. Sometimes the reason may never be discovered yet that should not prevent you from moving forward. Dust yourself off and try again.

Remember, plans are meant to be improved and adjusted until your desired outcome is realized. This improvement is based on your ability to accept change and your deep understanding that change happens whether you like it or not.

When things inevitably change, learn to trust and fully embrace it; this may be the direction you were meant to go in the first place.

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Joe Paul