Kingdom-minded leaders have encountered change beyond what we could have ever anticipated in 2020. The political environment created unprecedented tension; COVID-19 transformed how we do life, and major hurricanes devastated several coastal U.S. areas. Dr. Randal Langley, president of Christian Life School of Theology Global, and his wife, Laurie Langley, recently shared their wisdom for biblically embracing change as an opportunity to live differently in a recent episode of the Pinnacle Leaders Podcast.
The events of this year have made it clear that being willing to change is not enough anymore. You must be fluid and embrace the opportunity for change. The Bible says, the Holy Spirit will lead, guide and direct us into all truth and show us things to come (John 16:13). It's also grounding to remember that even in a time marked with such great change, God is faithful. Curve balls will come, but the faithfulness of God still rules.
Reject the temptation to accept fear and anxiety as your response to change. The apostle Paul says that "in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us" (Rom. 8:37). Even on the worst day of your life, when it looks like all hell has broken loose, that's when you need to rise up as a kingdom-minded leader for yourself, your household, your organization or your business. We are overcomers no matter what the circumstances look like.
Jesus said, "My peace I give to you" (John 14:27b). Leaders, if you know Jesus, then His peace is your permanent possession. We have the choice to keep or relinquish our peace. The peace of God is something you have access to because you know who He is based on His Word and can rest in that saving knowledge.
Maybe the methodology or strategy we're using has changed during 2020, but our mission as Christians has not changed. This is an opportunity to live differently. Resolve to:
— Pray Differently. Don't pray the problems, pray the Word of God as sons and daughters of God. You are not an orphan.
— Think Differently. Thinking differently requires intentionality. When fears start to crowd into your thoughts, intentionally stop and reconsider your thought process. Align your thought's with God's Word and act on those things.
— Love Differently. What's made us more than conquerors is the power of the love of God working in us and through us.
If you're going to go through stuff, at least grow through your stuff. Lean into the Lord and all He has for you. As long as we're on this planet, we are instruments of the love of God, the grace of God, the goodness of God and the power of God.
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Dr. Randal S. Langley is the president and CEO of Christian Life School of Theology Global, a world leader in theological and leadership education, providing online degree programs and customized Christian higher-education solutions for churches, ministries and other organizations. Dr. Langley is also president of the International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries and is a founding partner and certified life coach, teacher and trainer for the John C. Maxwell Team. His desire is to help people fulfill their ultimate purpose in life and achieve their God-given dreams.
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