Everything in our lives is changing. Historical principles and strategies for what it takes to be a winner are now no longer certain. Many are questioning the traditional frameworks for political and business success. We know we need to do things differently, but right now we have no idea what, where, and how we need to change!
As I find myself struggling to maintain my balance with the changes, there are several reminders are helping me through the process. First, we can change positions far more quickly than we realize. Throughout history, one piece of evidence brought about instant change. “When the governor saw what happened, he became a believer, full of enthusiasm over what they were saying about the Master.” (Acts 13.12) It was not hard or painful, it just was. The governor did not intend to change, he just did.
Second, when change presents itself, it is not always obvious which change is the “best”. The first good idea is not always the right answer, but it could be. Knowing that you need to change is not an excuse for not thinking, asking questions, and exploring. In fact, in time of change, asking question and seeking wisdom is even more important.
Third, Wisdom does not abandon us during times of change. Often, we ignore Wisdom’s stories, thinking we have a handle on what is going on. It is always wise to listen to wisdom’s experience. It comes through writers and history, from the quiet conversations with friends, and even through a feeling that Truth leaves with us.
Today will be a turning point of sorts. It may be big or small, significant or something we see as ordinary. Whatever the case, it will become part of our journey. If only for this reason, it is important to be intentional in our journey. We have the ability to make the world better. We can give others joy. We can embrace our community. We can be ambassadors of compassion. We have these within us. The only question is what kind of change we will make.