Photographer: @Joecudjoe

Photographer: @Joecudjoe

Hello I'm Ori, Nigerian American lifestyle blogger and career consultant encouraging you to live boldly. Be original. 

Change is Essential

Change is Essential

I love when the seasons change because it marks a change in my daily routine. But what about inter-personal change? Like change in your character, interests, perspective, and beliefs. If there hasn't been any visible change in your life, your character or your actions, then something is off. 

I'm learning to embrace change because it's part of life. It's not healthy to get comfortable in your routines or live in your comfort zones because that limits your potential.

Interpersonal growth and change are highly influenced by your perspective. If you want to experience new things, then change your outlook on life. Don't just think positively, but seek Gods guidance so that He reveals new things to you that will change your life. Let go of the old and press on to the new blessings that God has waiting for you. 

Brother and sister, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus
— Philippians 3: 13 -1 4

Your character will not be build if you try to avoid change because God uses challenges and new experiences to transform our hearts and minds. Find peace knowing that, though life changes, God and His promises to us never change because He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Trust in him and he will get you through the new season. 

For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed
— Malachi 3:6

I also encourage you to challenge your beliefs by researching their sources and understand them for yourself, not just because you were told that it's true.

Don't get stuck in a rut this fall season. Listen to new music, read different books and try to hang out with new people. If you are going through a transitional stage in life, whether it's life after college, new career, new city or new look, embrace it. Don't loose sight of who you are, but remember that humans are meant to adapt. Don't shy away from change but charge head first into a new season of your life with optimism. If you need guidance through a new season, pray for wisdom and clarity and the Lord will give it to you. A verse that has really encouraged me lately is 

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know
— Jeremiah 33:3

Leave a comment below and let me know what are some things you are changing in your life in order to grow as an individual? 

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