Change is necessary. Change isn't always fun or exciting or even wanted. However, change creates room for life to happen. I believe there is great beauty waiting to be unleashed in our lives if only we embrace the changes before us.
I watched my sister play my guitar while we sang together. She knows quite a bit more than I do on the guitar. I used to play. But, time passes and something gets lost in the shuffle. The simple desire to play left me. I tried to play a song she was showing me with little success. The length of my nails, the fact that the tips of my fingers have gotten soft with time. Not knowing the chords. Well, I laughed at myself but I tried. If I'm to play then change has to come. Change on the inside, change on the outside.
I play the guitar for my kids and we sing....sometimes. My audience of four think I'm cool, and the cows in the pasture behind my house don't judge when we sing on the back deck. I've thought a lot about that old black guitar today. There's music in there just waiting to be played. There's beauty in those strings. So, I cut my nails and I picked up my guitar. When I held it God gave me a wonderful gift of speaking into my heart. As I played, the strings hurt my fingers. I'm really not good at all. But with a little effort a recognizable song will emerge. God showed me that beauty can come from pain. Effort is rewarded when your heart's in what you believe. There's something about making music. It frees the soul. Consider the music of your life. Whatever change He has you going through, whatever process may be causing you pain, hold on. The pain of your heart will produce beauty in your life if you make sure your efforts lead to Him.