Has anyone ever said this to you in an accusing way?
“You’ve changed. You’re not the person you were.”
If someone has said those words in a hurtful way and intended to cut you up and tear you down, it likely did hurt.
But there are all types of change and I think most of it is for the best. The trouble is that change usually hurts for a while and it might not be welcomed by everyone affected.
So if you can hear the echo of someone accusing you of “changing” or if you’re scared to make a bold move because you’re afraid of the rippling impact of your change, please hear my voice loudly cheering you onward…
CHANGE IS GOOD!
You don’t need to be the little girl you once were or the young woman starting her adult life or even the woman you were yesterday. You’ve grown and changed and you’re better for it. You might not always feel better… but you are. Your experiences – each one – serve profound purposes.
I saw this pin the other day saying “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.”
So if you ever hear an unsupportive voice accusing, “You’ve changed. You’re not the person you were.”
Let your response be, “You’re right. Thank you. I have changed. Thank God for change. I hope I am changing everyday.”