Two words that have been used in at least a couple of ways regarding leadership and life: Die. Change.
One way I’ve heard those words as been: Dying for change. Decades ago it was about churches needing to change how things were done so we get back to Kingdom work. It seems we’re still in that mode, even after lots of changes and things we’ve tried, but that’s another story altogether.
Then there is the saying I’ve heard most: CHANGE OR DIE.
That seemed to be more of a corporate mantra. Again, corporations needing to see the change around the corner or face extinction.
I guess another way to use those words is: “Change or die trying.”
Today this thought came to me: “Die, then change.”
This verse was part of my reading:
Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (Jn. 12:24, NIV)
We often seek change so that we don’t die. Maybe the answer is this: Die, and then see the change. I seem to find myself in this process right now. There is a stirring going on and what I know most clearly is I have to die. The junk in my life has to go. There is a death and dying process that has to take place, then change can come.