"Mom, I'm scared to go to the new school."
Change can be daunting. As 6th graders, we were the seniors in our school, the kids who were selected as hall monitors and protectors of the younger students. Now, Junior High School loomed before us.
Instead of being in one classroom, we'd be traveling to 5 or 6 each day. Simple math gave way to the mysteries of Algebra 1, and homework descended on us like the recent Hurricane Sandy.
As time went by, we adjusted and got into a routine. We learned to prioritize, study, and juggle the many new tasks. By the time Christmas vacation arrived, we were old pros.
Writing and having novels published is a giant leap for me. Short devotionals, stories in compilations, and articles for Sunday School take-home papers were a taste of the publishing industry. Now, I'm entering a whole new phase of writing: authoring books.
I was thinking about all the changes the other day and quoting Scripture like mad to keep panic from taking over. This thought dropped into my heart: You'll be doing the same thing only on a larger scale. It gave me a new perspective on the situation.
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Question for you: Do you thrive on change or does it take time for you to wrap your head around new challenges?