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August 2, 2016

Change Agent

Change is difficult for a lot of people, and something we tend to fear, because we do not feel we are in control. The good news is that God has a plan for your life to prosper. If we trust in God and allow the change to grow us to become more like Jesus in how we respond and act, then we are promised that all things will work together for good for those who love Him and keep His commandments!

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 (NLT)

“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT)

Jesus is the greatest change agent of all time. It was His destiny, as God did not take on the form of man to maintain the status quo.  His goal was to change people’s way of thinking from an earthly perspective to a spiritual perspective. Throughout the Scripture, we see that Jesus chose to love and accept the lost souls He encountered before solving their problems or providing for them.  He helped others want to change. He often concluded these encounters with the words, “Now, go and sin no more.”  This is quite a different approach for many of us who want to first see a “change” in someone before we love and accept him or her.

As an individual and as a leader, creating and embracing change is necessary if you want to move forward; otherwise you will be left behind. Embracing change requires flexibility and being open to new ideas. 

“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NLT)

Change is an emotional mindset, and we are all capable of positive change.  Dr. Travis Bradbury, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 shows how our “EQ” (Emotional Quotient), and not our “IQ” (Intellectual Quotient), is a better predictor of success and the ability to lead and adapt to change.

Become your own change agent and come hear Dr. Travis Bradbury and the other great leaders and experts at the 2016 Global Leadership Summit on August 11th and 12 at our Woodlands or Atascocita campus.  Please follow this link for additional details and registration information.