We heard the word “change” from some of our participants in this blog and I wonder if the meaning is skewed and missed. We heard “change is here”, “change is coming.” The questions that we need to ask ourselves are these concerning change: Is “no change bad, some change good?” Some areas in our conference may not need to be changed while others might.
We can’t forget that Lucifer’s original plan was all about change in a perfect universe. Change means doing something different than what we used to do. Exploring this definition for a moment might bring some common ground to the discussion. The reasoning is that some people may advocate change for everybody else but haven’t changed themselves (Sweep around your own front door). With this reasoning in mind it exposes change as a selfish dimension of evil.
If advocates are involved in the same old destructive practices of the past it would reveal that there is no change from within (they haven’t swept around their front door). Most people come to understand that if they want to be a “change agent” they need to personally seek for resolution to the above questions and find positive, spiritual answers for “WHY.”
Can we all just take a breath and answer this question?
So, where does change begin? It starts with the individual first. Great leaders who have changed the course of history changed themselves from within. Studies will indicate that when change is based on “doing the right thing” by the individual it started with, it eventually did something to people around them.
How do you know this? Just observe different promoters of change. Ask yourself, “What is the motive behind their proposal for change?” “Is there an underlying selfish interest (A selfish interest can be almost anything, and everybody has one which may be good or evil)?”
A case in point might be the proposed idea of term limits. It might be a good idea that sounds innocent until the “self” interest is revealed. This selfish interest might be to get someone out of office or to get someone in office. Change in this case might not be good for me because of its selfish underlying interest (This was the devil’s interest in heaven concerning Jesus). Not that term limits aren’t a solution to the problems we face in this conference.
Even in the strategic plan there might be an underlying bias that doesn’t represent workers or laymen. How can we know? Seek to do that which is right and Jesus centered first. Explore your interest for change and ask, “Is it right?” Find resolutions to the previous questions presented. And make sure that “change” is not meant to be “destructive.”
~A Contributor and Follower of This Blog