How Does Change Happen?

How does change happen?

I talked with a guy yesterday who agreed that our nation is making unwise decisions, headed in the wrong direction. He also agreed that we, as a wealthy nation, have a responsibility to help out the underprivileged. However, when I asked him what he and I could do about it, he shrugged and said there’s nothing we can do. It’s a lost cause, he said.

In short, we have a big problem, and since we are just one person, let’s leave it to everyone else. Really?

The simple fact is that the minds of this world have been darkened by sin. Many don’t see a problem, and many who do see it don’t see a solution. However, we as believers should be able to see the world in its true colors. We are called to be light. We are called to manifest the wisdom of God to the powers of this age, which are ruling over the minds of those who don’t believe.

How does change happen? I don’t know exactly, but how about an audacious faith and tenacious faithfulness?

I might not be able to influence world leaders, but I want to! Until then, will I be faithful in influencing the people around me?

I might not be able to feed all the hungry children in Africa, but I want to! Until then, will I be faithful in feeding the hungry in my community?

I might not be able to solve the unemployment crisis in Nepal, but I want to! Until then, will I be faithful in stewarding my financial resources to those around me?

It’s an uncomfortable tension to carry, with visions of a brighter future and the reality of the world that we know it.

Faith.

Faithfulness.

This world needs something that you have to offer.

What will you do about it?

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