Vicissitudes

Long ago someone asked me, “If you could only preach one sermon for the rest of your life, what would it be?” and over the course of the last 8 years that answer has been a resounding, “Embrace change.”

Don’t fight it. Don’t manage it. Don’t try to subdue or direct it. It’s a wild beast that will ruin you if you don’t learn to ride it. And this is one beast you don’t ride to transform its nature…you ride to let it transform yours.

It’s as simple as that.

Not to say that should make it easy. Not at all. It is quite possibly the most difficult thing to do. However, the truth is still embrace change or become bitter, embrace change or become stuck, embrace change or stop growing, embrace change or watch your joy, your potential and your life slowly drain away through the futility of frustration.

More on this soon…but for now…that’s a start. Welcome back.