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Change Can be Positive, but Remember Who You Are in Christ

Change. There are times in our lives where we are at our highest high and times where we can even be at our lowest low. Change. Living life with a constant struggle of what can be right and what can be wrong to do in our lives to make ourselves happy. Change. Don’t be afraid of change, but also realize there are some things you should not change.

Photo by Haley Sandvoss


There are people who think of something changing in their life and become scared. Scared of what the outcome could be and not the benefits it will have.

Life flies by so quickly and if you don’t stop and take it all in sometimes, it can be gone before you even know it.


You may wake up and have your entire day planned out, but sometimes plans get canceled, people get rejected and tears are shed.

Talking to someone for so long, thinking you have everything you could want and that everything will work out, but it might not actually work out the way you planned with that person.


Your parents might have your entire life planned out for you but when you start to live that life you realize that nothing is how you expected. You don’t like it and you need …


Looking at your surroundings in your bedroom and noticing that you have no motivation to accomplish any goals, staring at nothing but blank walls with no expression. Adding some pictures and a fresh coat a paint will make a great …


Glancing in the mirror and noticing flaws, flaws that you know you can fix but don’t know how.


Realizing that God created you in a certain image and with that image you are the best person you will ever be.

Don’t change.

Don’t change yourself or your body image.

Don’t change the way you look or the clothes you wear.

Don’t change the quirky habits you have.

Don’t change the hobbies you love and have picked up over the years.


Change the way you feel about yourself.

Change your surroundings and make them positive.

Change the negative people who fill your head with words you don’t want to hear.

Change your perspective on life, because the world is beautiful.

God created everyone for a specific reason and if you don’t know why you are here, one day you will.

Just know you are loved and that loving others is a blessing.

Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.”

Matthew 22:39 says, “Love others as well as you love yourself.”

Don’t look at yourself as something that needs to change.

Change the way you look at the world.

The way you are created is a work of art and you are loved.

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Haley Sandvoss

Haley Sandvoss

Haley Sandvoss is a staff journalist for MBU Timeline, with a major in public relations and a minor in broadcast media. Sandvoss enjoys being captain of the MBU cheerleading team, as well as singing in chorale and chamber singers. In her little free time you can find Sandvoss drinking coffee and taking photos all around St. Louis for her fashion Instagram page. Sandvoss hopes to eventually pursue a job in the public relations field at a theatre.


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*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
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