Have you ever found that you don’t enjoy something as much as you once did? It is not that the activity has changed, you have. The things that mattered the most at one point in time are now trivial things that only come up now and again. Seasons change and so do people.
A wise man once said, "For everything there is a season." I am finding this true in my own life more and more. The more the seasons change, the more I find myself different than I once was. This is not a bad thing. At one point in time I considered it madness to get up before 8 am unless I had to. Sleeping till 10 was even better than that. Now, my alarm is set for 5:00 am every day (except maybe Saturday and I will sleep in till about 7. It is hard to pass up waking up next to my wife and son. I am usually gone before they get up.)I used to enjoy laying around and loafing my days away. Now I have to be doing something productive…or mostly productive.
It is more than just these things though. With every stage of life I find myself at a place of possible reinvention. The things I have outgrown I have the option to remove from my life. I have the freedom to discover the things that my heart and soul are searching for. I don’t have to be a fixed object. The seasons change and I can too. I must.
One of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over the same way and expecting different results. Could it be the seasons have changed and it is time to change with them? I would much rather be my authentic self in the season that I am in. Do you resist change? Are you trying to remain in a season of life that is over?
Change is never easy. My thought is this: If it takes you closer to being your authentic self, it is worth the struggle.