The Blessings and Challenges of Moving
This is an interesting season in my life because both my family and my church family are moving at the same time. All of these changes and transitions have made things difficult to say the least, but they have also been accompanied by surprise blessings.
The saying is true that "old habits die hard." Often times during these moves I have found myself driving to the wrong church location or pulling up into a driveway of the wrong house. I guess you could blame it on “autopilot".
At first I would get frustrated growing accustom to all these changes, but then it dawned on me…how much of my life was I missing because of "autopilot?"
Don’t get me wrong. I know the positive power of habit and routine, but I guess I never really realized how much these forces can distract us from living in the moment.
Moving has forced me to become more present. It has forced my old habits to die...no mater hard hard this might be.
moving has forced me to become more present
When I drive to work, I look around and noticed things I have never seen before.
When I’m at work, I take it all in and try to remember people’s names.
I'm learning to appreciate the little things about my new home and the new church facility.
I guess what I am saying is that the little things are more important than we think, and moving has a way of reminding us of that.
the little things are more important than we think and moving has a way of reminding us of that
The little habits we develop, like the way the shower works or the door knob that only opens a certain way, may seem insignificant. But if you interrupt these habits, you realize just how much of our life is really made up of them.
Moving has a way of shaking us up and waking us up to the little choices that define every day life.
Although this can be challenging, it’s a blessing. We need to be reminded of these little choices. We need to make these choices consciously and not just on autopilot.
The real truth is: sometimes habits need to die.
And moving helps us do this.
sometimes habits need to die and moving helps us do this
Sometime we need new habits, fresh habits, healthier habits.
Changing your habits can be one of the biggest challenges of moving, but it’s also one of the biggest blessings.
Use your next season of moving as an opportunity to be present and make new habits. I promise you wont be disappointed.