[A clean heart]
Though I was quite sure I’d heard him right, I made Andrew repeat his words. “Don’t ever change,” he said. What I thought was, ‘There’s danger in those words.’ (So do you think I over think much? Yes, yes I do.) I knew what he meant, and it was nice to hear too. I’d been being a bit of a goofball and had managed to make him laugh. What he was really saying was don’t loose that. Now, THAT, I can get on board with.
However, I do hate it when I’m told, “You never change.” Though I know they mean it in an outward sense, it’s still always so disappointing to me. I hope that I do change; that’s the goal. I want to keep moving in the direction that I’m facing: forward. I want to keep learning and growing.
Some things of course shouldn’t change when they’ve reached their mark; don’t loose compassion or kindness; keep joy; and hold on to hope; don’t loose the love you had in the beginning or forget your Jesus in the end.
If you change–change for the better, and if you don’t change, well, I just hope that what you decide to keep is truly something worth holding on to.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” –Psalm 51:10