The Cost of Charting a New Course

Seldom is changing a course easy. There is a cost involved. Too often we rip the price tag off, throw it away, and charge ahead. When changes hit and there is no processing or planning, chaos raises its ugly head and those involved in the changes may find themselves in a war zone. The cost of any kind of course correction involves facing and answering five simple questions.

  1. Are you willing to let go of the familiar in exchange for the unknown and uncertain?
  2. Are you willing to give up any security you thought you had?
  3. Are you willing to risk the unknown?
    • Two kinds of risk taking You do all your homework and learn everything you can before you take the risk.
  4. Two people fall in love and hope everything else will fall into place.
  5. Are you willing to risk self-discovery?
  6. Everyone is special and loved by God, even though they are living in the reconfiguration of a blended family.
  7. Everyone needs to be encouraged to grow in their relationship with God, with others, and with themselves.
  8. Are you willing to be rejected and misunderstood?
  9. One of the top-ten battles in a blended family is the battle for acceptance.


Jim Smoke

The purpose of Assemblies of God Single Adult Ministries is to help districts, churches, pastors and leaders build spiritually-strong single and single-again adults of all ages.

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