Thriving in a Changing World
Change comes to all of us—whether we prepare for it or not. How we deal with those inevitable changes—no matter what the source—determines whether they will ultimately be a positive or negative force in our lives. Best-selling author Dr. Myles Munroe reveals how to experience security, confidence, and freedom in the uncertainty of our changing world. Through this book, you can discover how to:
- Become an active part of change—not its victim.
- Be free of fear during unsettling times.
- Fulfill your God-given purpose.
- Maximize the benefits of change.
- Tap into the positive power of change.
- Be proactive in pursuing your God-given purpose.
You can be ready for the changing seasons that lie ahead.
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About the Author
Dr. Myles Munroe (1954–2014) was an international motivational speaker, best-selling author, educator, leadership mentor, and consultant for government and business. Traveling extensively throughout the world, Dr. Munroe addressed critical issues affecting the full range of human, social, and spiritual development. He was a popular author of more than forty books, including The Power of Character in Leadership, The Purpose and Power of Authority, The Principles and Benefits of Change, Becoming a Leader, The Most Important Person on Earth, The Spirit of Leadership, The Principles and Power of Vision, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Woman, and Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men. Dr. Munroe was founder and president of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI), a multidimensional organization headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas. He was chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the International Third World Leaders Association, president of the International Leadership Training Institute, and the founder and executive producer of a number of radio and television programs aired worldwide.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Historic Convergence 9
Part 1 The Change Factor
1 Everything Changes: An Inevitability Shared by Everyone on Earth 15
2 Reacting to Change: Our Natural Tendency: Acting before Thinking 27
3 Responding to Change: Essential Life Skills: Preparing for the Unexpected, Initiating Purpose 37
4 Protection against Change: Safeguards against Disappointment and Frustration 45
5 Maximizing Critical Change: Growth, Creativity, and Innovation 53
Part 2 The Purpose of Change
6 Your One Constant in Change: Nothing Is Permanent Except God and His Promises 63
7 The Nature and Characteristics of Seasons: Change Is Built into Creation 73
8 Worldwide Tides of Change: Ten Areas Converging to Transform Our World 83
9 Personal Purpose and Change: Let Your Purpose Guide You through Times of Transition 103
10 The Greatest Hindrance to Positive Change: Outdated Methods and Traditions Stifle Innovation 117
11 The Challenge of Change: Change Tests and Reveals Who We Are 129
Part 3 Initiating Change in Your World
12 The Mind-set of a Change Agent: Attitudes for Interacting with Change 143
13 Charting Your Course to a Preferred Future: Essential Features of Purposeful Change 151
14 Overseeing Change in Your World: Keys to Planning and Preparing for Change 161
15 When You Need a Course Correction: It's Never Too Late to Change 171
16 Ten Ways Leaders Respond to Change: Change Is Inevitable. Change Is Necessary. Change Is Possible 183
Principles for Emerging Leaders
A New Approach of Life 190
About the Author 208