Educator Roy Blitzer says, “The only person who likes change is a wet baby.” Blitzer must not have been a leader.
As a Christian, you take on the mantel of leader. You are to influence the people God has placed in your path with the grace that He has placed in your heart. Like it or not, you are a change agent. It is your job to create a dissatisfaction with the status quo. To stir the pot. It is your task to articulate a preferable future and to inspire others to do what needs to be done to get there. To stem the tide of complacency. To live a Christ life so virtuous that people see you change into His likeness. Make no mistake, we are people of change. We embrace the unflinching belief that people and things can change. Not everyone believes that people can change. You do. As a follower of the great Rabbi Jesus you are praying that an entire community will be transformed. You believe God when he says that in Christ old things pass away and things become new.
Now, here is what doesn’t change:
- The affection the father has for you
- The need to live out His love in the context of community
- The neediness of my soul to be fed and nurtured
- All people matter to God, so all people must matter to me
- As I forgive, I am forgiven
- Jesus died so I might be free to be the me He has in mind
The main things don’t change, everything else has to because God created a changing dynamic called life. Be a leader, a change agent for Christ our King.