When Changing Nothing Changes Everything: The Power of Reframing Your Life

When Changing Nothing Changes Everything: The Power of Reframing Your Life

by Laurie Polich Short


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When Changing Nothing Changes Everything: The Power of Reframing Your Life by Laurie Polich Short

Reframing your perspective can transform your life.

We often face circumstances that we cannot change—a job we are forced to keep, a relationship that did not work out, a decision we cannot take back. The stress of life can overwhelm us, and we may not see past the obstacles in our path. In the face of unwanted challenges, we may despair over our lack of control and long for an easier way out.

Laurie Short offers a simple but revolutionary idea: change nothing that is around you yet still change everything about your life. With the help of four different lenses, Laurie shows how the way you see can have an impact on how you live. If you put on the right lenses, you can reframe whatever comes your way and embrace both the good and the bad, recognizing that every detail of your life is fully in God's sovereign hands.

Jesus indicates the power of focus when he says, "The eye is the lamp of the body, if the eye is good then the whole body will be full of light."

It's the easiest way to find lasting meaning and purpose. Change nothing, but see differently. Your perspective has more power than you think to determine the course of your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830844791
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 05/07/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 106,378
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Laurie Short is a speaker, an author, and associate pastor of Oceanhills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, California. She is the author of Finding Faith in the Dark: When the Story of Your Life Takes a Turn You Didn't Plan as well as thirteen books for youth and youth workers. She has spoken to more than 500,000 people at youth conferences, women's conferences, denominational gatherings, colleges, and churches around the country.

Laurie has been in ministry for thirty years, and has served on staff at four churches. She is a featured speaker with Compassion International and was on the speaking staff of Youth Specialties for fifteen years. She is a graduate of UCLA and Fuller Theological Seminary, and lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, Jere, and stepson.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Things You May Not SeeLens 1: The Big View
1. The Big Picture Changes the Small Picture
2. Your View of Circumstances Shapes What They Become
3. Your Death Can Change Your LifeLens 2: The Present View
4. Seeing the Path in Front of You
5. Seeing the People on Your PathLens 3: The Rear View
6. Looking at Your Past Brings Clarity
7. Looking at Your Memories Builds HopeLens 4: The Higher View
8. Pausing to Notice God's Gifts
9. Seeing the Purpose for Your Pain
10. Opening Your Eyes to Need
11. Looking at Your Life with New Eyes

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When Changing Nothing Changes Everything: The Power of Reframing Your Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laurie Polich Short once again has written a book that is practical and relevant. There is power in changing your perspective and Laurie reminded me that God does indeed see my circumstances and I can look at life through a lens that brings Him and His power into the picture. By changing the way we view life, we can change the trajectory of the way we live our life. This book is easy to read and full of real-life examples. It's like having a faith conversation with a good friend!
Allison710 More than 1 year ago
What a great book of encouragement I didn't want to put down. We all have things in our lives that are hard and we don't know what to do with them. We also have good things that can challenge us. This book shares how without changing your circumstances you can find joy and purpose in the midst of both. It's a book about perspective and remembering God has a plan. A quick read packed with truth!