What To Do With Change

Leading Through Change

Change… The one thing that never changes. You can always expect there to be change in your life and leadership.

Change is a constant. You’re not going to escape from it though many people try to avoid change.

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This brings up a valid question about change. The question?

What to do with change?

Every leader needs to ask themselves this question. You need to have an idea of what change is coming and what you can do with the change.

There are many leaders who aren’t willing to answer this question. For them, their leadership days are numbered. For you, faithful reader, the answer is different.

You know you can’t ignore the question. You have to be willing to answer this defining leadership question.

How Change Impacts Your Leadership

Leading Through Change

We know change is a constant in our lives and leadership. There’s nothing you can do to stop change from coming your way.

IT IS COMING.

But do you know what change will do to your leadership? How will it impact your leadership?

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This is the thought every leader needs to keep in the back of their mind as they’re leading through change. You need to think about the implications of change.

They are there. They are real. And they will throw you for a loop if you’re not anticipating change.

How Change Impacts Your Leadership

There are three things change can do to your leadership. Change can positively impact your leadership. Change can negatively impact your leadership. Or change can not impact your leadership at all.

Change Is A Constant

Leading Through Change

Other than death and taxes, there’s one other thing that you can be sure of in your life. Change. Change is that other constant.

There will never be a part of your life that doesn’t involve change. From your family to your friends to your leadership position.

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Everything changes.

Even you!

You cannot escape change. It pursues you like a lion pursues its prey. And change will find you like the lion finds the wounded or weak antelope.

This doesn’t mean you’re weak. What this means is that you’re human. You’re normal. You’re going to face change.

Stop Fighting Change

You may be tempted to try to outrun change like the pursued antelope. I want to give you a word today. That is to stop.

Stop trying to outrun or avoid change. Stop fighting change.

More Bible Verses To Encourage You To Lead Well

If I had to say what book has most influenced my views on leadership, this book would be the Bible. There is so much wisdom packed into the Bible it’s hard to say another book.

From the wisdom of Solomon to David teaching us how to praise God to Nehemiah taking the initiative to rebuild Jerusalem, the Bible is packed with leadership examples.

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The Bible is also a great place to go to for leadership inspiration. I’ve already shared encouraging Bible verses for leaders, Bible verses leaders need to memorize, and scary Bible verses for leaders.

These articles have only scratched the surface of the leadership wisdom found in the Bible. Today, we’re going to look at 10 more Bible verses for leaders.

Leadership Lessons From My First Official Half Marathon

Two years ago I did something crazy. I partnered with my pastor and a couple of friends to run a half marathon at 3 AM in the morning.

Little did I know what that experience would bring. It was a time of bonding, growth, and helping the less fortunate.

This half marathon was unofficial and untimed.

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Photo by Ryan Hanson

Last year, I did something I believed I never could. I ran my first official full marathon. The marathon run was challenging, frustrating, and heart-wrenching.

That’s why, this year, when the opportunity presented itself to run for Team World Vision and clean water again, I begrudgingly said yes. I chose to run the Metro Health Grand Rapids Half Marathon because of clean water.

I ran the Metro Health Grand Rapids Half Marathon this past Sunday, October 20th. It was a much better experience than the previous year. It has me excited for the next half marathon in June.