Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I am a World Changer

I want to be a World Changer.
I want to change the world.
Simple as that.

I want the things I do and whatever I invest my time in to have an eternal impact...
one that will change the social makeup of Heaven.

Sometimes I can get lost in what other people say.
"You are only truly changing the world if you do (fill in the blank)."
"These things over here are good causes, but these over here are far better."

There are good people... people I admire... people I strive to resemble who say to change the world, you need to be global or it's not making an effective difference. 

There are good people... people I admire... people I strive to resemble who say to change the world, you need to start local and focus only on what's immediately around you, or it's not making an effective difference. 

It can be easy for me to spin around in circles, listen to those I respect and love saying seemingly conflicting things and become confused about how I am supposed to change the world.

But, here's what I am learning...
Here's what God is showing me, even as of this very morning...

All I need to do is simply whatever it is He is calling me to do.

There are good people to listen to, and the wise council of a trusted friend or cherished mentor is better than gold.

But, all I need to do is simply whatever it is He is calling me to do.

Keep a strong foundation, learn more and more each day how to hear His voice amidst so many others, be obedient to step out when He says step out and stay still when He says stay still...

...and simply do whatever it is He is calling me to do.

I have known people who seem to be dynamic World Changers, so many eyes are on them and things are so great and everyone is jumping for joy... and suddenly they're gone... because they were never called to do it. Nothing much lasting of their big, fervent effort to do whatever it was they were doing. Nothing much is changed... definitely not the world, let alone anyone's personal world.

I have known people who faithfully do the seemingly smallest of things. And, because they are called to do it, everything they touch is changed and people are impacted for eternity by their smallest of gestures.

I have known people who step into something amazing, whatever it is they're doing explodes into success, and they have a huge,visible impact on the entire world for generations. Lives are forever turned to Christ by a huge, radical... yet lasting... impact of a person who is called.

I have known people who were called to something, but they never stepped into it. For whatever reason they keep ploughing the row right in front of them, when God is trying to give them a whole field. And the amazing affect of what could have been is lost in the middle of what is, because they never stepped into what they were called to do.

It's not necessarily about the local/global, near/far, relationships/anonymity... 
because sometimes it's some of those, sometimes it's others, sometimes it's all together, sometimes it's none.

The proof is in the fruit.
Are we bearing it, or not?
Is what you're doing bearing fruit, or not?
When you step into what God is calling you to do, there will be fruit.
Because that's His business.
Fruit bearing.
So, that should be our business.

...to simply do whatever it is He is calling us to do....
...to pray for dreams and visions and burdens...
...to move forward in His strength, as He leads....
...to simply do whatever it is He is calling us to do....
THAT is how we become World Changers.

As long as I do this, I will be effective.
Because on my own, I am nothing. But, with Christ? All things... ALL THINGS... are possible.

I am a World Changer.
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