A need for change? or discontentment?

{I wasn’t going to post these thoughts, mainly because I felt like the were just that, a bunch of jumbled thoughts flying around inside my brain. But since I wasn’t sure what else I would write about, and it’s been something that’s on my mind lately, they’re here. So go ahead and read them… and if you’d like, leave me some of *your* thoughts.}

Is it bad to be addicted to change? I like change, a lot in fact. Actually maybe more than a lot. Unlike a lot of people I know, I welcome change. Yeah, I like some favorite things that I can always come back to, that I know I like, but for the most part I like variety.

But sometimes I wonder if that’s wrong, because I have a hard time being content where I am. Right now, at this stage of my life, I’m fine being content, because there *are* a lot of things that are changing, and I *do* get to do a variety of things. But there are times in my life, when for a few years I go through the same old routine, do the same old things, etc. and I get so bored with my life.

So what do I do about this part of me? Do I embrace it? Is it something that I can use to my advantage? Is it something that God gave me for a reason? Or is it something that I need to fix? Is it a part of me that will never be content with where God has placed me? Is it something that I should be fulfilling in my relationship with God?

You know we always hear about people who are “adrenaline junkies”, and I always kind of viewed those people as someone who needed to do something daring or stupid to get a high, and I always viewed it as needy. Kind of in the sense that you *should* be getting that high from the Lord. Is that what I need to be doing about my “need for change”? Should I be fulfilling that desire I have for new things, for things that I’ve never experienced before, in my relationship with God?

Now that I think about it this way, it’s really exciting. What would happen if my whole life was a quest to learn something new about my God? If it was a challenge to cover new ground with my Lord? If when I felt that need for something new, to go to my Savior, because He is the ultimate, He’s everything, we will never come to the place where everything is “safe, or normal”. You know what I’m trying to say?

If we view it that way, instead of viewing God as one of our safe things, something that we can fall back on if we end up doing something that we don’t really like, I think maybe you’ll have a much more exciting walk! Our walk with God should always be changing, always.

The more I think about it, though, I think that God made people that way, because we need people that are not always content with the way things are; ones that will give a push to move things in a different direction. I think the challenge for me though, is to welcome change, but at the same time to learn to be content with the place that God has me, and at those times seek for new things in God……. What do y’all think about it?? Leave me some thoughts in the comments, I really like to hear others views on it. What kind of person are you?

[This post has been in a folder for a while, while I contemplated it, and I think I’ve come to the conclusion that we can’t seek change just because. That if our “change” is generated from seeking God than that’s great. I don’t think we should be doing lots of different stuff for the fun of it. {But at the same time, it’s not wrong to do some things for the fun of it.} This is starting to get kind of confusing, but this song is what sparked this end note:

                “Where You go I’ll go // Where You stay I’ll stay // When You move, I’ll move // I will follow You // Who You love I’ll love // How You serve I’ll serve // I will follow You.” ~Chris Tomlin