Monday, August 29, 2011

On being positive

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I was talking to a friend of mine on Sunday and she told me that while our church is going through a time of transition, her family has decided that they will look at everything positively.  I LOVE this idea for several reasons:
1) It means there is no decision about how to react to specific situations because you've already decided to be positive.
2) It will keep them involved in what's going on at church even if things aren't exactly as they want them to be because they've promised to look at everything positively.
3) It will allow them to keep each other positive.  If one person gets discouraged, there is always someone else to encourage them to remain positive.
4) This is a great idea that could work in any situation because who couldn't use a reminder to remain positive from time to time.

And because you probably want to know, here's what's going on at church.  We're in the middle of transitioning from a head minister who has been there for years to an interim minister while we search for a new head minister.  We also managed to lose one of our associate ministers at about the same time, who will not be replaced for the time being.  This is definitely going to be a long search process to find a head minister because we haven't even found the search committee for the new head minister, let alone began searching.

While this transition can be scary because there is so much changing, I'm choosing to look at it as an exciting time in the church, which will help determine the direction of the church for years to come.

1 comment:

  1. This is a really great, mature way of thinking! I love it. I am totally going to try this myself. I mean, the only reaction you can control is your own!


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