I've been thinking about how so much has changed since I started college. I've drifted apart from people and I've made new friendships. I've definitely changed as a person and so have the people around me. It just got me thinking about what people always say that "change is good." To an extent, I guess it is a good thing, but sometimes I miss the familiarity of how things used to be.
So back to what I was saying, change. I can say that I was definitely the same person I was last summer. My family recently just moved to a different town close to where I grew up. Although it doesn't really affect me much since I'm going back to Austin in the fall, it has made quite an impact on my little sister who is starting high school in the fall. I really couldn't relate to her so my advice wasn't really helpful, but I did try to put myself in her shoes. It got me thinking how we're either constantly changing or things around us are changing. Sometimes we can control change (like when I decided to cut a foot of my hair off and get highlights before summer) and sometimes we can't (people changing and moving to another place).
People say we should embrace change and welcome it with open arms, but sometimes I become nostalgic. I tend to miss familiar places and faces. As time goes on however, it's inevitable for change to occur. People change, friends change, and feelings change. Friendships and relationships end, but new ones form. We drift apart from the person or people we thought we would have in our lives for a long time. We meet new people and have new experiences. It's all apart of life. Sometimes I think it's hard to find consistency in a world where things and people are constantly changing. One day we might not love the things we used to love and that's okay. We constantly have to adapt with what's around us and that's part of life.
Though things are constantly changing, one thing that does not change is God's love for us. It's so reassuring to know that the next day we're going to wake up and He still loves us. We don't have to worry about Him changing His feelings and deciding he doesn't want us anymore. Hebrews 13:8 says "He is the same yesterday, today, and forever." I don't know about you, but in the midst of all this change that's constantly happening around me, it's nice to know that He is something that I can hold onto. Although we're constantly changing, He will love us in the midst of it.