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Change is in the Air

March 24, 2005

I have a strange relationship with change. I do not really like it. Especially when it is big. But I would consider myself a “change agent.” I like to see change happen when it makes things better. I am a “modifier.” I like to create but I need a place to start from. I can usually identify things that need to change and I like to suggest or come up with solutions to bring about that change.

Well, I am in a new role with Campus Crusade for Christ. I am the Internet Ministry Coordinator for the campus ministry. So instead of just thinking about some of the sites I have designed and develop, I am thinking larger in scope. Okay I was already thinking larger in scope before. Now I just feel like I might be in a position to do something about it.

It seems like the more projects I get involved in, I recognize there are bigger issues to address that involve change. We need to change the ways we do things. We need to collaborate better. We may even need to reorganize or at least blur the lines between teams more.

I have all these ideas and inklings of concepts. I am not sure what to do about them or who to talk them over with. There are other changes coming that I am not initiating.

I can’t say I am happy about the changes ahead. I am uncomfortable with them right now. I don’t know where they are going to lead. It is probably going to change the way I do my job as a Web developer. What is that going to mean to the skills I have acquired over the past 6 years? Will I be able to still use Dreamweaver (I really love this tool)? What about the books I have bought to learn new skills? Are they even worth pursuing right now? Will they become obsolete? Where will my niche be in the future? I have liked the niche I was in but God already changed that by bringing me into a new role in leadership.

I hope in the end that all this change will lead to things working better and dreams being able to be realized. I hope that it will lead to a new niche that I will really enjoy. I am sure it will because God is in control. He sees ahead. I just need to walk by faith.

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