I like to think of myself as someone who embraces change and leaps at the opportunity to do something novel and groundbreaking. However, no matter how many times I've had to make some big changes, quite a few in the past five years, I rarely ever leap with joy or enthusiasm. But like many others, I am hesitant, anxious, and tense when it comes time for a change. I've written about some of these recent changes, here, here, and here. Looking back on some of those posts has allowed me to somewhat objectively examine how the changes came to be. Because of this I now have a deeper appreciation for the beauty of change. 

What I've come to understand is that change is an inevitable part of life. We undergo some form of it everyday. But it is the big, or seemingly big, changes that invoke a visceral reaction. But change is really just trust. Trust in the process that happening. To trust the process is an act of faith. The assurance of things hoped for, and the conviction of things unseen. That is faith.

I'm reminded of the last Weekly Notes where I shared this enlightening quote "A bird sitting on the tree is never afraid of the branch breaking. Because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings." Like the bird, our faith must not be on the external, but the internal. The process of change begins from the inside out. The hesitancy, anxiety, and unease are the marks of our inner self recognizing that shift is happening. Making it through this phase is the most critical because it sets the foundation for what is to become. But this phase can also be the most challenging. We are more likely to give-up, give-in, or give-out.

But if we just have a lil' bitty bit of faith, I mean the size of a mustard seed, we can hang on long enough to make it through and see our transformation. Our faith allows to go through ANYTHING and come out better than before. God sees our faith and He says "Gurl, your faith has made you well. Go in peace." Yasss! 

So the next time we start feeling those unpleasant sensations let's remind ourselves that our faith will make us well. Our big dreams, desires, goals, vision, whatever you choose to call them are just on the other side of change. It is our faith that will get us across. Let's trust our wings and soar higher than before, because you and I have BIG things coming our way. 

Stay Blessed,