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I Like Change

I like change.  It’s really a bizarre thing to like, but I like it when staffing changes happen (even though I hate to see strong leaders leave my team.)  I like it when our environments are switched up and changed.  Whether that’s the bedroom furniture being moved, the garage rearranged, or throwing away an old pair of shoes.

I also like life change.  I like that thrill of knowing that everything is about to change, and in that exact moment you are unsure of what the outcome will be.  Yet at the same time believing by faith that God will intercede to make this change a good one.  I like that  adventurous  fear I have before stepping out and doing something everyone says I’m crazy to try.  I don’t just like it.  I love it.

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. -Alan Cohen

Don’t miss that last part of the quote above, “for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”  That’s a powerful thought for my family and I.  I want to be guilty of movement.  I want my change to empower others.  I want the security that adventurous and exciting change will bring for me and my family.  Bring It On!

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.