Wisbit - June 2014
Confessions of a Game-Changer
When I read my student’s words: “This class was a game-changer for me,” I nearly went into orbit. He now looked at transformation, life and even God differently than before. This is what I live for, I thought!
I confess I love being a game-changer. I would reform the world if I could. Maybe you aren’t as enthusiastic about being a change agent, but isn’t there some rule or some class you’d like to change? Some lethargic group you’d like to energize? Some cultural practice you’d love to see overhauled?
The problem with being game-changers is that we don’t rest well. We aren’t peaceful people. Sometimes we despair of life and become crabby. In fact, we struggle to trust God.
Jesus was the ultimate game-changer. First, he offered the ultimate game: living each day in the kingdom of God here and now; living in union with God. (You and I also offer the same.) Second, his ideas were expressed through his deeply good but attractive life because he had that kind of character.
My character isn’t there yet--especially that trusting peacefulness. I have been working on this for years: to be a game-changer but not agitated about the current status of the game?!?
Paraphrasing from a favorite book of mine, I came up with this strategy for myself as a game-changer:
Grace and peace,
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