The week I ran across an interesting book entitled Change or Die: Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life by Alan Deutschman. The book examined case studies of Heart Patients, Criminals ad Workers with research supporting that fact that less than 10 percent of people actually change even when faced with a change or die situation. Deutschman discovered that facts, fear, or force did not bring change in people’s lives; but hope and a relational support system did.
In thinking about LIFE Groups and life change as well as leadership and life change I wonder how many groups and leaders are relying on facts, fear or force to change lives when they hold in their hands the life giving keys to change; hope and relationships.
Think about it for a moment. Are we teaching and modeling a living hope to those we love and those we lead? Are we providing a safe place for people to be real, relational and transparent? Do we proclaim “doing life together” yet we are “doing life alone”? Does faith, hope and love guide us in our journey toward the Christ centered life?
These are sincere transformational questions that lie on the path of our journey toward Christlikeness.
Keep walking toward Him.
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. 1 Peter 1:3–4 (HCSB)