RICHMOND, Va. -- Dr. Marlene Fuller, the pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, offered a Monday Motivation in which she focused on embracing change.
Life has given me many transitions that I never expected nor did I want. Yet as I've emerged from these transitions, I've emerged with more confidence and I began to enjoy my life's journey so much more, all of it, the good places and the not so good places that I would rather not experience, I've begun to enjoy the journey.
In today's motivational moment, I will share just three quick tips to inspire you to manage change on your journey.
First, know that every change is not meant to hurt you. Some of us spend too much time in one place, spend too much time in broken relationships. We spend too much time working on a job that we don't even like. Every change is not meant to hurt you. When we are stuck, change comes along and moves us into something unexpected and it also opens new possibilities. Some of us would never move on our own. When change happens, don't wallow in that old place, now is the time to move.
Secondly, change will challenge your identity and integrity. Do the work now to take a self-assessment, get a mentor, strive to know yourself better. When change comes along. You will appreciate that you like yourself and you without anyone else telling you are proud of yourself. It is in the seasons of changing hard times that you are going to emerge more boldly. So be confident in who you are, and just be you.
The last motivational point for today, be patient with yourself. We have never lived this life before. You have never had to do this, you will make some mistakes.
Heck we all do. So don't get stuck in them. Learn from them and applaud yourself for learning something, applaud yourself that you're still standing to tell the story of how you made it. Encourage your friends. Life is filled with swift transitions and losses. Enjoy your life's journey fully and use every opportunity to soar higher and higher and higher.
You deserve it and so much more.