My latest article is over on the men’s channel at CBMW.org today:
If you asked me a few years ago if in the span of three years I’d get married, graduate college, have a baby, live in three states, and work three different jobs — well, I’d probably slap you.
Yet here I am once again with a sore back and tape residue on my fingers. Mmm. The sweet smell of cardboard.
Change is scary and complicated. It’s so easy to be paralyzed by doubt, despair, confusion, or stress. Sometimes it’s all of those things at once.
Perhaps most difficult about change — whether it be a major life change or simply the the few hours after work — is remembering that it’s not about me.
It’s not my transition. It’s not my move. It’s not my change.
As the boxes pile high or the baby gear fills up the second bedroom, the ongoing struggle with selfishness rises. What better excuse to neglect others than I have so many details to take care of these next few weeks. Yet more than ever, my family needs me.
With that in mind, I offer you four keys to fighting idolatry in our greatest of transitions and change — whether that be a new baby in the family, a major job change, or a move across the country (or in my case all of them at the same time).