Dr. Jack L. Arnold
HOW TO ACCEPT
“Instant Acceptance of Total
- Unchangeable Things. I realize that all things change
in the universe except the Eternal Trinity and the eternal Word of God.
- Prejudice And Bias. I realize that I have certain
built in prejudices and bias that are the result of my upbringing
- Sin Nature.
I realize I have a sin nature that wants to be self-centered so
that I want what I want when I want it, and will change only when it benefits
me. Self-centeredness makes
me resistant to any change that threatens self.
- Limited Knowledge. I realize I don’t know everything
and display a willingness to learn new things. I am not always right about everything.
- Adequate Facts. When change is proposed, I do not
react but act on the facts. I
gather as much information as possible and enter into dialogue if possible
with those who are proposing change.
- Risk Taking.
I am willing to take a risk (leap of faith) to try something new
with the possibility of going back if it does not work out.
- Fluid Environment. I realize that my environment and
culture is changing and change is inevitable for everyone. Change means progress.
- Think Positive. I realize while change may be
painful, it may be ultimately helpful to me rather than a hindrance.
- Function And Form. I realize the Bible teaches some
things should never change (function) but other things can and will change
- Reverse Thinking. I will try honestly to put myself
in the place of the person, group or organization that is proposing change
so I can see the change from the other side.