How many of you like change? I mean changes as in the process of becoming different. It is not always a process that we enjoy; however, it is often necessary.
How many of you like change? I don’t mean the nickels, pennies or quarters you get back after a purchase the grocery store. I mean change as in the process of becoming different. It is not always a process that we enjoy; however, it is often necessary. I for one do not enjoy change very much at all. However, I have undergone it quite a bit in my life as most of us have and I have to admit that it has more often than not been for the best.
Changes in our life often bring about a feeling of “fear”, however they shouldn’t have to. God is in control and will “never leave us or forsake us.” I know this is easier said than thought. Think about the idea of change from the eyes of your daughter. Do you think that your daughter deals with well or enjoys the “changes” that inevitably take place in the life of every teen or tween girl.
Think about what some of those changes might be and how you as her mom can help her to cope with those changes a bit easier. For example, these changes might be natural changes such as puberty or getting her menstrual cycle or they might be changes in her environment such as moving to jr. high or high school or even moving to a new town. Whatever the case you can make her feel more secure by being there for her and lending a shoulder to cry on and an ear to bend.
There are also some changes in our life that we bring upon ourselves and choose to make. These might be an attempt to improve ourselves, whether by our looks or our character. These times of change in a girls life are a time when she can use much encouragement and prayer from her mom, because she might experiment with hair color but she might also experiment with other things, which could compromise who you would like her to become.
Change can definitely become a positive part of our life if we face it in the right way. You can help your daughter to approach changes in her life armed with faith that God will bring her through the situation, no matter how difficult it might seem at the time.
Alyssa Avant has been with Christian Article Bank (no longer active) since 2007.