(weekly email for helping professionals; distributed to Youth Villages Rural West crisis team)
Change: Part 1
There is a time for every purpose. Change is inevitable. A lot of things bring about changes in life, but for starters, time comes to initiate change in order to better our lives and the lives of our family members.
My family and I have undergone some serious changes in the past few months, not the least of which was deciding to change churches from the one in which my wife and I grew up. Even positive change is stressful and fraught with questions. These are some lessons I learned in the process of making positive changes:
· Have a plan; be intentional.
· Count the cost.
· Don’t let go of one vine before grabbing on to another; you’ll fall.
· Go where you can grow.
· Love where you are going and what you are doing.
· Be patient; take your time.
Next post: what to do when problems call for change.