living with change

By December 3, 2006Church

People who write bumper stickers must be masters of the obvious. One of my favorites read, “All Generalizations Are False.” Irony is another gift most bumper sticker writers must have.

I once saw a bumper sticker that said, “Change Happens.” As I thought about it, I realized that it’s true — change does happen.

Life is filled with changes. Children are born and then are walking and before you know it, are graduating from college and getting married. Jobs change, styles change, cable channels change.

Entrepreneurs are by nature drawn to change. Sometimes it’s incremental; more often than not, it’s radical change. It’s busting a well-established paradigm in favor of a new one.

Spiritual entrepreneurs are no different. As Christ-followers, our world is filled with change. The Bible calls it transformation. We are ever being changed into what God wants us to be.

As a new church, one of our core values is to embrace change. We do not need to feel threatened by change — it is often a gift from God to move us where he wants us to be. We welcome change because it creates opportunity and with opportunity comes growth.

Now if I could just figure out how to condense that down to a bumper sticker …