Pastor Bill Purvis Of Cascade Hills Church has a favorite saying: Change is Inevitable; but Growth is Optional
Growth is the result of a Positive Outlook to CHANGE
If you are not changing, you are not growing.
Charles Darwin said:
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, BUT the one most responsive to change:
When something is inevitable your best bet is to:
1. Prepare for it
2. Adapt to it
3. Don’t be surprised by the next by always looking for it. Live a Life Of Expectancy…..expecting change.
Dr. Spencer Johnson, #1 Best Seller of the Book “Who Moved My Cheese?” said Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come. If you don’t change your will become extinct:
E.g…is like Block Buster Video and Movie Gallery….with the event of RED BOX $1.00 The are no more Movie Galleries and Block Busters around why….change in movie rental industry. Lets establish here that GOD does not need to change, we do. And in fact he said “I am The LORD and I Change NOT” So if change is inevitable then we don’t have a choice but to change. Change What?
LIFE: by that we talking Experience, Life Experiences
The SUM total of your life now is made up of your experiences and the decisions you have made in the past. If you notice, it’s really how well you adapted to life’s changes determined your success today. If you change your life you change your experience and Vice Versa. By Experience we mean
Spiritually, Emotionally, Mentally, Educationally, Financially, Physically We need to be well Balanced Christians….some people emphasize one over the other…… No we need to keep each in the right perspective and make the necessary changes in each area in order to grow… Remember if you are not changing you are NOT…..growing…if you are not growing you are not living…existing maybe but not living……..so going back to the areas we need to change our life experiences in…....