I open up my eyes. Today is the day. Today is the day that my youngest sibling graduates from college. As I get out of bed, I think about all the accomplishments that Devon has done in such a short time. He went to Clarkson University and was able to work at NASA during the summers. He’s graduating with high honors and is being recognized during the graduation for his accomplishments. He is thinking of going to Germany to impact the world with his knowledge. This may not mean a lot to many, but it means so much to me. It means that life is moving on. Both brothers are no longer college students and I will be graduating in a year’s time. We are moving on with our lives. My brothers were just talking about how they are moving out after the summer.
We are no longer children. We are no longer getting up on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons. We are no longer bickering of who took what toy and how they’re not sharing. We are no longer going on day trips with Mom and Dad to the beach or to the movies.
Change is hard. And to be quite frank, I don’t like it. I don’t like hearing how our lives are moving on, how my brothers and I are going our separate ways, soon to be full adults in the real world. I don’t like that we are leaving the house that we grew up in, I don’t like that we are leaving my parents.
But, I take refuge in the fact that my God will never change. My God will never move away from me. He is an unchanging God. “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61). Through the waves of change, God is the rock that never shakes, that never moves, that never changes. He stays the same and His love for us endures through that change. I have learned to “let go” of the things that are changing. They are not in my control and I am at peace because I know that wherever the Lord takes all of us, He will sustain us. Because, He is the rock that is higher than I. Stop trying to stop the change. You are not in control. Change is bound to happen…it will happen. However, knowing that God will never change should bring peace. Yes, change hurts. Nevertheless, change occurs because there are seasons and there are times when you need to “let go” of something that you are harboring in your life.
Learn to let go through these times. Your God is higher and your God is greater than whatever comes your way. Including change. Learn to accept change, learn to love it. Change your perspective and accept that things happened in your life for a reason, but it’s time to move on, it’s time to let go, and it’s time to change.