Every Tuesday we engage in one big question, topic or idea. You are invited to write in with a suggestion you want to share. I surely do not have all the answers but know that together we can generate some great conversation and have fun in the process. (Feel free to post your topics, questions, and your great thoughts in the comments below!) Together, we will stay informed and equipped about topics that matter!

Today’s Blog Contributor:

Cyndi Pollard

cyndipollardheadshot

Cyndi Pollard graduated from LIFE Pacific College with a BA in Ministry Leadership. She is an ordained minister that has crossed boundaries from education to ministry to customer service to corporate America.  She has spent over twenty years speaking, encouraging groups and inspiring those around her to live a courageous life.  As the keynote speaker for Women’s Retreats, Conferences, the Future Business Leaders of America and Master of Ceremony, she is poised to share her message of Hope and Courage.

She is currently writing her first book, “Defining Moments” that explores the moment after a significant event in your life has occurred. She wrote and presented, “Stepping Outside the Box,” for a well-known company that teaches individuals how to move from, “How I have always done it,” to “doing it a different way.” Cyndi is a servant leader who over the last 17 years has served as either a Principal, Executive Pastor, or an Executive Director at an Independent Senior Community. She currently lives in Southwest Washington with her husband Dennis, two cats (Rocky & Dude), and has a daughter in the US Navy. 

 Seasons of Change

I have often said, “I love change!”

For most of my life the changes that have come my way have been welcomed and even expected.  They have worked to to my benefit and many times I had a big voice in the change.

When I found out that I had to change my plans of having a family I realized that, yes, I love change, as long as it is my idea.

When the Dr. said you can not have children, I could not breathe!

Seasons of change come whether we like them or not; whether we are expecting them or not; whether they make us happy or not.

And so, when they come, and yes, they regularly come and I have not initiated it, it behooves me to land on the following quote by Reinhold Niebuhr,

SerenityGod grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

What that does for me is to remind me that to think I can control change is an illusion.

Illusion of control is the tendency for human beings
to believe they can control or at least influence outcomes
that they demonstrably have no influence over.
The predominant paradigm in research on unrealistic
perceived control has been Ellen Langer’s.

I can confidently do that because if I allow God to control me then I do not have to fear change, I can confidently put my trust in Him!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

To season is to mature, ripen, or condition by exposure to suitable conditions or treatment:

To change is to transform or convert

To me, seasons of change is to mature, ripen or condition by exposure to suitable conditions or treatments and then and only then am I transformed or converted.

 

The post “Seasons of Change” appeared first on www.cyndipollard.com.


We would love to hear your thoughts on “New Things”, please don’t hesitate to share your stories or comments below.

If you found this blog helpful or encouraging, it would be the greatest complement to today’s blog contributor if you shared this blog on your social networks. Thank you for helping build our HER VOICE community – Empowered to lead where you are, released to become who God designed.