This fall I began a different role at work. I was excited by it but today it was finally announced that I will be returning to my former position effective December 1–though I resume my duties in fact Monday. The change was not easy for people. Some privately emailed me to say how they would miss me; others were happy for a new face to replace me after 15 years of doing the job. I enjoyed aspects of the new position but after some discernment requested to go back to what I was doing.
I have not really questioned that decision much. I owned my pieces of the puzzle and throw the rest in the air to do with as God pleases. Change can be unsettling at times. The known is comfortable; the unknown challenging. I am in the process of making several decisions and tomorrow I will be on retreat so will have a day to consider some of the items on my plate.
How do you perceive change? What makes challenges worth your efforts? When do some challenges not seem worth the struggle? What do you do with integrity at times when the ground seems like a slippery slope?