“How Do I Deal with Change?” (The Inner Life with Patrick Conley)

Do you like change? Or do you often resist it?

In a recent episode of “The Inner Life,” Patrick Conley chats with Father Brian O’Brien about embracing and dealing with change—a topic as inevitable as it is daunting.

💡 Major Takeaways:

Celebrate Change like Easter! 🐣

Father O’Brien kicks off, highlighting the resurrection of Jesus as the ultimate game-changer for humanity, reshaping history with a glorious upheaval from despair to triumph.

Why Change Rattles Us: 🌪️

Change stirs anxiety because it jolts our love for control. When plans fall apart, we often feel helpless and anxious, fearing the unknown impacts on our personal and professional lives.

Habits and Routines: Our Comfort Zone:

We’re creatures of habit—routine comforts us. But Father O’Brien notes, “to live is to change,” and while we thrive on routine, stepping out of it can be refreshing and necessary.

Holy Spirit to the Rescue: 🕊️

In moments of change, Father O’Brien encourages calling upon the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, often overlooked, offers strength and comfort, helping us navigate the unpredictable seas of change.

 Embracing Fortitude: 💪

Change demands fortitude, a divine gift from the Holy Spirit that enables us to persevere through trials and tribulations with spiritual muscle.

Testimonies of Transformation: 🌟

Caller Mary Lou shares how embracing change has led to personal growth and spiritual maturity, echoing the sentiment that sometimes, “no pain, no gain.”

God’s Master Plan: 📜

Even when changes seem harsh, they’re often part of a larger, divine blueprint for our welfare. Father O’Brien reminds us that what may seem like setbacks are often setups for future blessings.

🙏 Spiritual Nuggets:

Lean on Jesus: In moments of overwhelming change, remember Jesus’ invitation: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” It’s a call to find peace and rest in Him amidst life’s chaos.

The Power of Unanswered Prayers: Sometimes, the best gifts are those God withholds because they lead us to paths we need rather than want.

The Joy of Change!

Change isn’t just a challenge; it’s an opportunity—a divine invitation to grow and trust more deeply in God’s plan. So next time change knocks, open the door with a smile (and maybe a prayer or two). 😄🙌

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.