Whenever I run into someone I haven’t seen in a while–whether at church, at the grocery store, at Target, or some other random place–it seems that they always inevitably ask,
“What’s new with you?”
I dread that question because, nine times out of ten, there is nothing new to report. No exciting new relationship. No job change. No fun new hobby like skydiving (which I DO want to do someday) or spelunking (which I DON’T want to do).
Aside from the mission trip I took earlier this year (which, I have to admit, was pretty exciting) and some added job duties (which is not all that exciting), my life really hasn’t changed lately. And when so many people I know have recent changes in their lives such as getting married and having babies and changing jobs and moving to a new city and going back to school, my own lack of change makes me feel like a bit of a loser.
That sounds pathetic, doesn’t it? I shouldn’t measure my life by the amount of new activity in it. And I know that sometimes change isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. But I am craving some changes.
I don’t want change to happen for the sake of change or even for the sake of having an answer to the “What’s new with you?” question. But perhaps God is stirring up this desire within me in preparation for some changes coming my way. Maybe it’s time I undertook some changes as well. Time will tell…