I realize that not everyone likes change. Some people might not see any need for it. Some people like things the way they are. Others crave change. They want things to change constantly. But for or against, change is inevitable to some degree or another. We can actively participate in it, or we can sit idly by, watching and hoping for some positive outcome.

For those earth-movers who want to take an active part, I say, “More power to you.” Affect your reality. Make things happen. You will have a lifetime of epic fulfillment and supreme discouragement.

To the rest, I say, “What is the matter with you? Who do you think you’re fooling?” The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle points out that we cannot observe something without changing it. You don’t have to be an expert in Quantum Mechanics to understand and accept that you impact your world without even trying.

So to both parties, I say “Step up! Embrace change and look for ways to ensure that it is for the better.”

This might seem like a broad subject, so I promise to narrow it down a little bit in the following weeks. To start with, two obvious questions that come to mind are:

  1. Where do I start?
  2. How do I know if a decision will result in positive or negative change?

The following will be elaborated on more in subsequent blog entries, but the short answers are:

  1. Start with yourself.
  2. Weigh your decisions against a firm and proven ballast.

Just so there is no confusion as to where I’m coming from and where this is going: the Bible is the most reliable ballast or moral compass on Earth. Accept no substitutions.

Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. Refuse to get involved in inane discussions; they always end up in fights. God’s servant must not be argumentative, but a gentle listener and a teacher who keeps cool, working firmly but patiently with those who refuse to obey. You never know how or when God might sober them up with a change of heart and a turning to the truth, enabling them to escape the Devil’s trap, where they are caught and held captive, forced to run his errands. – II Timothy 2:22-26 (The Message)

Next Time: Exact Change pt.3 – “It’s Personal”