Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Move

This week is known as the week of passion, the week of celebration not only Jesus' death but also his resurrection.  I am grateful!

We at The Crossroads moved into our new office / cafe this week.  Transition is not always easy. Communication and keeping positive are key components in helping ease tensions of change.  I am reminded of a couple of Charles Swindoll quotes:

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

What is the hardest part to deal with when we have no control over a situation?


Anonymous said...

To me, I guess the hardest part would be letting go of the knowledge that we have no control over it. It's like trying to beat yourself at chess; you use the white pieces to go in for the checkmate, but you don't rid yourself of the knowledge to control the black pieces to defend it (you have the knowledge of the situation).
We, unlike God, do not have the power to intentionally forget knowledge (like He forgives us of our sins, and forgets them entirely). Sure, we can forget meaningless stuff, but when we want something (control of over a situation), and can't have it... that is anything but meaningless.

D.Lake said...

Good point. My recommendation is to not play yourself at Chess! Thanks for the comment. Tell Mike hello for me!