Change is inevitable. The only constant thing is change. If we are to lead the change might as well change for the better, right? However, the real change can only stem from true leadership. And true leadership stems from our genuine relationship with Christ.
Moreover, whether you are a parent, a businessman, a pastor, a teacher, or simply you, you are called to impact the world around you. And whether you like it or not, you are called to be an agent of change. The only question is “What kind of change do you bring in?” Furthermore, to help you become an agent of change that impacts those around you big time, here are a few powerful nuggets of wisdom that you can ponder on.
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Change for Better
#1. Before we can lead change, we must first experience it.
#2. Apart from Christ change is impossible. The only way to change is Christ. Any change that did not originate from Jesus is fleeting and temporary. It will soon collapse.
Apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5b
#3. The problem with this generation is that we run after fame, riches, and status. This has become our measurement of spirituality and the basis for heavenly reward.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
#4. The stage or the public platform cannot complete you. Only the presence of God can do that.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11
#5. And you cannot lead people unless you have learned how to be content with the presence of God.
The Power of Change
#6. Unless we have learned to celebrate the victories of other people, we cannot lead to change.
“Don’t worry about people who don’t clap when you win, they are a work in progress, too.” –Michael Van Vlymen
“Give people the right to hate you. We are not 100% likable.” –Mina Rebecca Palomo
#7. We cannot lead change if we are still comparing ourselves with other people. That’s competition and jealousy. In the Kingdom of God, there are no such things as competition and jealousy. Only celebration!
#8. Those who have not embraced the gift of the family are victims of competition and jealousy.
#9. To invade outer territories, the Holy Spirit must first invade our inner territories.
Surrender to change
#10. We cannot lead unless the Spirit leads us.
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Mark 4:1
#11. When people follow us, do they see Jesus? If they only see us and not Him, we are leading them into a path of spiritual death.
Or do you not realize about yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you? 2 Corinthians 13:5
#12. Change is not overnight. It’s a process. And the process really takes time. But it begins with a decision.
#13. If we don’t allow the Word to really process us, instead of healing we would only hurt people and bring more damage to this dying world.
#14. Only the presence of God can change us. (Matthew 17:1-3)
#15. And an encounter with the living God can change everything.
#16. Nothing catches the attention of God more than a hungry heart crying out for change.
Jerwin Rodrigo Gamboa is the author of Intimacy with Jesus. Jerwin is the Program Director for Prayer Academy Philippines – training and equipping ground for prayer warriors. He also co-founded Big Hug – a prophetic & evangelistic ministry that reaches out to the lost. Also, he helps to pastor their local church. He is a coffee and pet lover. He resides in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
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