“People who really want to make a difference in the world usually do it, in one way or another. And I’ve noticed something about those people that want to change the world: They hold the unshakable conviction that individuals are extremely important. That every life matters. They get excited over one smile. They are willing to feed one stomach, educate one mind, and treat one wound. They aren’t determined to revolutionize the world all at once; they’re satisfied with small changes. Over time though, those small changes add up. Sometimes they even transform cities, and nations, and yes, the world. ”— Beth Clark
Willing. You must be willing. Jesus changed us because He was willing to die on the cross for ours sins. 1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” We must be willing to serve God therefore serving others. As it says in Psalms 51:12 “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” I think that to have the joy of Christ salvation is to have a willing spirit. I pray that the willingness to serve never goes away, for the world needs changers. Changers that are willing…Changers that have a passion…Changers that love Jesus. To change the world I believe we must make the power of love overcome. 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but the power of love and of a sound mind.” So we need to put Christ love into action to change the world.
I have a friend who has this unwavering passion for others to know they are all extremely important. She is willing to serve and with her willingness I think she will change the world; in fact I know she already has. She has “Lord, Send Me” written on her heart. She advocates for change. She seeks Jesus. She makes disciples. She love radically. She doesn’t travel to see the difference but she travels to make a difference. She longs for people to know that they are priceless and she doesn’t just wait for them to learn it she goes and tells them. She holds their hands, she looks into their eyes, and tells them with the utmost passion and love that Jesus Christ loved [loves] THEM enough to die for their sins. She tells them they are His beloved.
“There is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.” -Winston Churchill