How to Cope with Seasons of Change - Della Devoted

How to Cope with Seasons of Change

Lately life has been more than a little hectic.  Raylan began school this week. Our big boy is now in his first year of  Head Start/Preschool. I'm pretty sure that I cried more tears than he did. He's our only child so this has broke my heart. It's so hard to watch your baby grow up and not need you as much, but at the same time it's exciting to watch him grow and see all that he will learn and do.  I love how he was so excited to tell Justin and I all about his first day. It really is amazing to see what all they can learn in just the very first day of school.  Monday was such a bittersweet day. I hope that he always stays excited about school and continues to have a love for learning.

I have applied to Substitute Teach so hopefully I will get to work at least a few days a week to keep myself busy. I am both excited and nervous to get back to work. It will be a big change for me since I've been a stay at home mom for 4.5 years. Two of those years, I have been working on my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  I had planned on being almost finished with school by now. I should be student teaching and getting ready to graduate from the teaching program, but God has other plans. I'm at a stand still with the teaching program and cannot take any further classses until I can pass the Math Portion of the Praxis Exam. I have passed all other components, but I'm struggling with Math. So until I can pass it, I cannot student teach or do anything at the moment. I certainly hadn't planned on having to start  paying back student loans this soon. We may make plans in life but ultimately God has the final say about which direction our life goes. A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9

This whole Summer has been very discouraging with so much sickness in our families, with my school dilemma and my baby beginning school. It's been a very difficult season in my life but I know I am exactly where God wants me to be at the moment. I have to learn to trust that God has my life  exactly where HE WANTS IT!! God has a reason and plan for everything. We just have to trust God, even though it's not always easy to do.
Trust  in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

Are you going through a difficult season or experiencing many changes in your life? Did you make plans but God had different plans for your life? 
Just know that you are exactly where you are meant to be! We may not understand it but God knows what is best for us and he wants us to remember these 7 things.

  1. Eventually in life, we all fall into a season where change is inevitable. 
  2. Don't blame yourself, life happens.
  3. Take time to pray and read God's word and allow it to change you and your way of thinking. 
  4. It's very important to keep God in the center of our lives everyday, not just when we need him. He wants us to completely trust in him and lean on him.
  5. When plans change or don't go as planned don't lose hope. There is a reason why you are not able to go to the next step. Maybe, just maybe God is setting you up for an even better season. 
  6. God knows exactly what he is doing and is with us every step of the way.  He is paving a much better path for us. 
  7. God opens a door that only he can open.

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