Accept the call to get started living the life God dreams for you . Moving from where we are to where we’re called to go is going to be challenging. “Trying to make a difference—change things—is always challenging,” writes Smith. “I like what former Federal Communications Commission head Michael Powell said when discussing the shift from the old to the new digital technology: ‘It will be messy and it will be confusing, and we will get a lot of it wrong and we will have to start over. But that’s the creative process.’ That statement could be made about most change efforts in our lives. When we start to bring significant transformation of any kind—to make the future is different than our present in substantive ways—it usually begins a wonderfully messy adventure, oftentimes confusing and frequently full of both deep pain and great joy. “I think some of us naively get on the path to our future and get surprised by the constant ‘three steps forward and two steps back’ reality,” writes Smith. The way to our God-inspired future is not a perfect linear process. Nor is it the straight line depicted by an organizational change graph, inevitably ascending toward what is better, best, and preferred. It looks more like the graph depicted below. The path to the future is a squiggly line.