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Possibilities of ChangeYears ago, as I was contemplating a life-changing decision, a friend spoke these words to me: “Never structure your life such that, if God chooses to change things, it will make you uncomfortable.”

Intuitively, I knew that morning that I was receiving remarkable truth, but I had little idea how much those words would affect my life and the lives of my family.

Perhaps it is a common trait that we fear change. I’ve read that people don’t fear change as much as they fear loss. But the truth is that change comes to each of us. We can fear it or avoid it…or embrace it.

As you read these words, are you in the midst of restlessness that precedes change? How is God moving in your life to open new doors? Are there others within your circle of relationships who are expressing to you the need within their own lives to examine other opportunities? Are you responding to them with encouragement or with reticence?

Across four decades, I served at only two universities, so change came slowly to me, but when it came, the opportunities were transformational. The possibilities of change are invigorating, renewing, and frightening.

“Never structure your life such that, if God chooses to change things, it will make you uncomfortable.”

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