I live in a world where every 40 seconds, somebody takes their own life.
I live in a world where there have been 154 mass shootings this year, so far.
I live in a world where every hour, at least two people hear the words “you have cancer”.
I live in a world where 50 unborn children die every hour from abortion.
I live in a world where 160,000 teens skip school every day due to bullying.
I live in a world where there are nearly 210 million orphans waiting for a home.
I live in a world where 350 million people are fighting depression.
I live in a world where it’s normal to see another murder on the news.
I live in a world where 1.6 million people go into hospice in America every year.
I live in a world where $276 billion dollars is spent on drugs and alcohol in America.
I live in a world where 237 children go missing in America every single day.
I live in a world filled with hate.
I live in a world where people fight over silly things.
I live in a world filled with sad people. Lonely people. Hurting people.
I live in a world where every hour, 7 people are shot. 3 of them die.
I live in a world where a violent crime happens every 23.7 seconds in America.
Did you know that you live in that world, also?
Have you ever thought about that?
We live in a dark, sad and scary place. You might have just brushed these statistics over, but really think about them. Count to 40. One person. One soul. Dead, all because of lies being fed to them. As you are living and breathing, someone else is breathing their last breath. There are violent crimes and deaths and hate crimes happening at this very moment. Aren’t you sad? You might be scared or confused, but I just feel sad. And to think that the world is still continually going downhill. It’s a global epidemic. Let’s be the healing for this disease.
Something must change. This is our world, and we must do something. There is something that we can do to bring light to this dark place. We must do something. I must do something. The thing is, I cannot do it alone. I cannot change the world by myself, and neither can you. We must do it together. And with God. God can do anything we ask or imagine, and He feels great sorrow for His people as well. God gave us his power when he gave us His Holy Spirit. The same Holy Spirit, the very same power and might that raised Jesus from the grave. Can you imagine in your mind for a moment Jesus’ crucified body coming back to life? Can you see the power of the Holy Spirit breathing breath into his lifeless lungs? That is how much power God gave you and me to bring life and oxygen to a breathless earth. With God and others, we have such power. Such power that we can change the world.
Gandhi said to “be the change in you wish to see in the world.”
What change are you looking for? Embody that change. Breathe that change in everything you do. It will make such a difference. Be the person you needed when you were hurting. Be the person that could save someone’s life. You don’t know how much the difference of one word, one smile, one random act can speak to somebody who is hurting. Let’s be the revolution this world so desperately needs!
People are hurting, and we must do something. God gave us the power to change the world, and I personally believe I can. When I was like five-ish I wanted to change the world and that has stuck with me ever since. Changing the world is my mission, my passion. Somedays I feel so motivated, but I feel like I didn’t do anything, or I can’t do anything. 8 billion people live here after all. 8 billion people who God created, God, loves and who needs to feel the power of God. Friends, let’s start here. You don’t have to go far and wide to change the world. A lot of my statistics I just wrote from America, and most of my readers probably live in America. We can change the world by just affecting one person. Like a sort of domino effect. Let’s start by changing our families, our neighborhood, our city, our country, and our world. Let’s be the light this dark world needs. And if other people will join me, many tiny lights can make one big light.
Calling all the world-changers. Don’t just skim through this blog post. I want you to get off your butts now, and start changing the world. Let’s start changing the world one person at a time. I can’t do it by myself. People are hurting. People are lonely. You aren’t too young, too old, too poor, too sick, too anything. God made you for world-changing. Will you join me?
Philosophically saying, nothing is impossible. This truly speaks truth when you add God to the equation. God makes the impossible possible. So, let’s go change the world.
Live for real. If today was your last, what would you do? Today could be your last, now how do you feel? Live. Go tell others about Jesus. Step outside your comfort zone. Smile. Be a good friend. You might be the only Jesus somebody sees in their life. Let the same Holy Spirit who overcame death help you to overcome the world. Breathe life into this dead earth. Nothing is impossible. WE CAN DO IT!! Together! Let’s be the light this world so desperately needs.
There’s no turning back. Our mission starts NOW. Now is the only time we have. Starting in 3..2..1…
Let’s go change the world!
“You can’t leave footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?”
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13