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How God Manages Change

February 12, 2012

How God Manages Change
‘Lanre Fatokun

In Change Management, some 5 strategies for Implementing Change are popular.

After learning them in class, I saw them in the Word of God.
Then I saw that instead of telling God what the Professor said, we should be able to tell the Professor what God said since…!!!

The 5 strategies:

1) THE BIG BANG. (E.g. sudden removal of fuel subsidy)

Where do we see this in bible? Several!
E.g. When God finally got tired of the ways of man, He arranged Noah’s family in an ark and instantly wiped out all terrestrial life!

2) When God finally decided to give the Israelites a king, what did He do with the sitting judge? Delete him?
No! God allowed Samuel to continue to wield influence side-by-side with Saul till Samuel eventually passed on, marking the end of the system of Judges.
So what did the Professor call this? PARALLEL-RUNNING!

3) When Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan, God told them that He won’t give them the whole land at the same time lest wild animals increased. He promised to give it to them progressively as they grew in number.
So what did the Professor call this? PHASED INTRODUCTION!

4) When Jesus started out the New Life for us, He was only preaching in Israel, from town to town! He never went out of his country. However, when He was leaving, He told His disciples to start from Jerusalem, then to expand to Judea. And afterm to progress to Samaria, and progressively preach the Gospel to the whole world!
What did Prof call this?
TRIAL AND DISSEMINATION.

Not a very “tech” name, but it is for a system that is made to work first in a small location, then “transplanted” to other locations!

5) The last of the 5 Implementation Strategies is just a mixture of the aforementioned four.
It is called INCREMENTAL EVOLUTION.

Pastor Adeboye of the RCCG said the solution to his PhD in Mathematics problem came to him as he read the story of how God divided the Red Sea into two, and he got the idea to divide the mathematical problem into two and that was it!

I wonder how much more we would achieve if we would ask God, or study His Word with open and hungry minds!

God is ancient, un-modern, yet His un-updated book is still most current!

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One Comment
  1. Ayopeju Njideaka permalink

    Dear Lanre Fatokun,

    The Lord certainly prepared you for a time like this. The Big Bang – An apt way to describe how The Lord took Anjola, Olaoluwa and Ibukun away. Undoubtedly a deeply painful change. But I have no doubt in my mind that our God loves you deeply and will not leave nor forsake you.

    You will not falter nor fail in Jesus name.

    My conclusion: God deals with His friends in ways beyond human understanding. You are His friend!

    Will continue to remember you in prayers.

    Ayopeju Njideaka (Mrs)

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