Some people claim that people never change. You’ve heard it…”Once a cheater, always a cheater.” I guess that many of our tendencies are genetic, and so some things might be hard to change, but I don’t believe impossible. In fact I think people are changing all the time. We’re growing, growing older and maturing (hopefully). I think that so many moments throughout our lives change us, maybe ever so slightly, but as the build on each other, our thoughts and feelings change.
I used to hate fish, Chinese food and soup.
I hated them. I would swear up and down that they were awful. These foods had no redeeming qualities what-so-ever. I would practically throw a fit if one of these items were placed in front of me for dinner (well beyond the fit throwing ages, too). I believe that I never actually hated these foods, but wanted something else instead. I didn’t want fish, I wanted chicken, and in order to sell that to my mom, I HATED fish. When we went out to eat, my father might ask, Chinese or Mexican, and because I loved Mexican, I had to HATE Chinese food. You get the picture. Imagine to my amazement how surprised I was, in my adulthood, I no longer hated these foods, but actually quite enjoyed them. I had changed.
Every Experience Changes Us
Whether it’s your moms encouraging words, the mean comments from the girls in 7th period or the huge mistake we made at work, things change us. As humans we are pliable. Our feelings and circumstances change how we feel, live, look and behave. Some might say we’re adaptable, others might say we’re unreliable.
Expect the unexpected
Because humans are unreliable, and our feelings change from day-to-day, our lives can feel unstable. Families can feel unstable. Things we think we should be able to count on disappoint us. We get discouraged. Unexpected things happen, and it’s hard for us to adjust. We liked it the way it was. But things change.
Things change, but God doesn’t
A midst our every changing world and circumstances is something we can rely on, God. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. That is why we can trust the promises He made in the Bible, because unlike our spouses and parents, He’s not going to change. He is consistent and reliable. You can put your faith in Him.
What do you put your faith in?