Family Dynamics-Change is Necessary
We get the word family from the word familiar. Something or someone we are accustomed to, comfortable with, content with.
Change is necessary.
But, When a new baby comes in the picture, it changes the whole dynamic of the family.
When that child grows up and goes to away, to the Army or college or moves into its own home, the family dynamic changes.
When there is a death in the family, it changes
When you get married and it is a blended family, it changes.
When you bring in an elderly family member into your home to live, it changes.
When you adopt a child, it changes.
When you are used to a 2-family income and one of you looses a job and now you are down to one income. The family dynamics change.
When you become divorced or widowed, the family dynamic changes.
Change has an uncanning way of moving you from one area, to another that is totally unfamiliar territory. There is that feeling of the unknown. Life for you, will never be the same. Things have changed.
How many of you take vitamins? Take medication?
Let me ask you a question. If there were a "Christian" pill that had the ability to change you or the people around you, into a kind and generous and thoughtful and loving and courageous Christian, would you take it?
Most of us would, because most of us really want to be good. The reason we're not as good as we should be, or as good as we could be, is because change isn't as easy as taking a pill—it takes effort.
Change is necessary. Take the opportunity to change by:
Thinking spiritual thoughts, not material.
Thinking positive thoughts, not negative.
Thinking hope, not despair.
Thinking eternity, not temporary.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2