The Challenge of Change

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

As culture, technology, and society continues to evolve, one overarching thought that has continued to resonate with me and drives me out of complacency is that ministry must embrace spirit-led change. Although the truths of scripture are timeless and unchanging, our methods, policies and procedures are dynamically changing every day.  Change is an integral part of an endless cycle that happens in our life.

Think about it…
healthy things grow,
growing things change,
change challenges us,
challenge forces us to trust in God,
trust leads to obedience,
obedience makes us healthy and
healthy things grow….

It is the “change” part of that cycle that often gets us stuck.  We like the status quo!  We are comfortable with the way things are!  But in order for us to get to the obedience that makes us healthy, we must get through the change.  I could write a book about the ways that I have embraced change from year to year.  The more this occurs, the more I realize my utter dependence on God for guidance, discernment and direction.  Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:22, “Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”  That “pursuing” is inevitably going to bring about change.  Embrace it!

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