Thursday, January 31, 2013


Change is a Comin'.
This year, I've been sitting on this ingenius Formula For Change:   
D x V x  F > R

Which means:  Dissatisfaction x Vision x First Steps > Resistance
Which Means: The combination of Dissatisfaction, the Vision, and the First Steps towards change must be greater than the Resistance for change to happen in a certain area.
(and if you multiply anything by 0 it equals 0, or in this case, Resistance will win if any of those three factors are missing.)

But take note: Dissatisfaction is a necessary ingredient for great changes to happen.

The other day my frustration was growing as the dissatisfaction with my lack of exercise & eating habits was trickling into other areas of life.  I was just having one of those unhappy days.  When I was trying to sit before the Lord, I heard the phrase "Change is comin" in my head.  It brought me back to this idea: there can be a very exciting purpose in the middle of an unhappy and dissatisfying times when approached appropriately because it can mean:
Change is Comin.

Dissatisfaction can represent a breakthrough on the horizon.

There is so much more depth to this Formula of Change that will have to wait for a later post, but Remember: When dissatisfaction is channeled right for God, it means:

Good Change is comin. 

 "Come near to God and he will come near to you...
Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.   
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up."

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Something Hard To Swallow As A Twenty Something… Is That I Am Not Gonna “Arrive” As Fast As I Want

Something hard to swallow as a twenty something… is that I am not gonna “arrive” as fast as I want or for probably another ten years career wise…
If you’re saying, “This isn’t going as perfect as I expected,” it’s probably not the first and definitely not the last time you’ll experience this in your twenties.
I have twenty three year old friends wondering why their lives or money haven’t taken off the way they want and they're asking, “Where is God in this?”  I asked this at 23.  Actually it's five years later and I'm 28 years old still asking, “Why haven’t I ‘arrived’ completely to my dream scenario?” It is so funny…  But not funny at all!  (And please don’t misunderstand, I have a blessed and amazing scenario right now that I love.) 
Most leaders in my field of work that I see as in the ideal scenario of freedom and focus are often 35 years old or older.  For 90% of us, working ourselves into our preferred place will not be in our twenties.  This is hard to swallow.   
Our feelings say we are not gonna last another week without things getting fixed, but leadership wisdom and experience show that where 90% of us want to be will often take time.  More time than our feelings say they’re willing to wait.  We're tempted to think, "My feelings and patience are having trouble with not knowing today or this week or this year, let alone another decade."
Money strain is frustrating.
Uncertainty is frustrating.
It's hard, but you'll make it through.
            If you’re saying, “This is not going how I expected… and its HARD!” This is probably not the first and definitely not the last time you’ll say that in your twenties.

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  (written by a guy on house arrest in the middle of his dream calling)