the problem with change...

i have no qualms about admitting that i LOVE Star Trek.

in light of this, it should come as no surprise that this past weekend, i saw the new JJ Abram's Star Trek prequel twice. i could gush about how great it was, but that would be an injustice to the film. if you have not seen it, even if you are not a ST fan, just GO! you won't be disappointed!

in contrast,while listening online to the space shuttle Atlantis preparation and take off today, i was struck by the dichotomy that the movie seemed more real and probable than this real life space shuttle taking off to upgrade the Hubble teloscope! which is kind of ridiculous.

it took me a while, but i think i figured out why...

i have always been a big fan of change. part of my personality lends itself to needing to change things up to keep myself engaged. i love the new. the undiscovered. the uncharted.

what i don't love are the in between times between what was and what will be. our recent construction project at the church has highlighted this for me. from the beginning, i was a huge fan of the changes to the facility... what i wasn't so much a fan of were the million steps, inconveniences and inconsistencies between the dreaming and the coming true.

what i tend to forget is that without all the steps between the old and the new, there is no new!

i see this crazy thinking reflected in my own discipleship and life as well. i want to be a better Christ follower. i want to be patient and loving and humble and steadfast... but i will never become these things overnight. i need to live, walk, stumble through the infinite steps between the me i am today, and the me i dream of.

there is no new me without today's baby steps.

to boldly go...


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