Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.
~ Proverbs 20:30
Something to think about…
Being used to a situation, even a painful one, carries with it a level of comfort. Moving away from the pain, changing the situation, be it job, home, or marriage, takes courage and support from other persons. But, even more, it takes faith that the change will benefit us. For most of us, the pain will need to worsen.
In retrospect, we wonder why it took us so long. We forget, from one instance to the next, that a new door cannot open until we’ve closed one behind us. The more important fact is that a new one will always open, without fail. The pain of the old experience is trying to push us to new challenges, new opportunities, new growth. We can handle the challenges, new opportunities, new growth. We can handle the change; we can handle the growth. We are never given more than we can handle, and we are always given just what we need.
Experience can’t prepare us for the ramifications of a new change. But our trust in friends, and our faith in the spiritual process of life, can and will see us through whatever comes.
Source (modified): Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations