Change or Die
We polarise change.
We love it or hate it.
We enjoy it or we find it difficult.
We are a change person or we are not.
It's interesting to listen to people who tell you they don't like change, yet they live with change all the time, every day. Change is here to stay ~ deal with it.
When I have previously written about change I have used the following to help describe it:
can be Hard
helps develop the right Attitude
should be Normal
To better embrace change let's develop a different perspective toward change. Let's approach it with grace. Let's reset our expectations and not give it permission to only be epic, life-altering and amazing. Instead, let's trust God in the midst of it all, trusting that even when we don't know how something will work out, He does.
My friend, Joel Bagnall, (Lift Leaders), encourages us to hold on to Ephesians 2:10
'For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them'
When we remember this, it will change our perspective on change. Here's how:
We are His workmanship, His work-of-art, His poem. This should remind us how much He loves us, how special we are, how much He is for us and not against us. We are His first choice, even when others may discount us.
Created for good works which God has prepared for us. We are not here by accident but born on purpose for purpose. How incredible is it that your God has prepared some stuff for only you to do. Knowing this helps us understand the need for change as a part of the journey towards those good works.
We should walk in them. The change we are experiencing is a part of the process in readying us for the works God has created us for. If we are unable to embrace the change then maybe we are setting ourselves up to miss out on all God has for us.
What is the change you need to embrace which will help you become a better leader?