How do you change the world?

I am a broken person. Like for real folks. I make mistakes. I get angry. I am impatient. I have been hurt so many times and by so many people – i deal a lot with bitterness. I do things without love (see 1 Corinthians 13) and I begrudgingly….wait isn’t that bitterness? Anyways. I felt this calling in my life to change the world, but i’m broken. But how do you change the world if you are a broken person?

I dealt with this question for a long time.

I was always under the assumption that anyone in ministry had their life perfectly set. Then I heard this story of a famous pastor – cant remember where I heard it or who it was – but they dealt with depression and anxiety. Majorly. This hit like a brick wall.

Then I started looking toward the bible. And saw time after time people who God called great and the major struggles they had to go through. wow.

I know. I know. God calls the unqualified (see 1 Corinthians 1) but dude. Have you seen my story? have you read my blog? I am the complete opposite of ….. anything. How can I change the world? How can I minister to anyone?

Then it hit me. Who am i to limit God? Who am I to tell the creator of this universe no? We saw what happened when I tried that. So what do I do?

Prayer.

there is power in prayer.

a kind word.

a smile.

a hug (to those you know)

being you.

You don’t have to be a great speaker. You don’t have to have a large following. You don’t need to have perfect hair, teeth, eyes…whatever. You just have to be you.

God has called each of us to share the gospel yes (see John 20) – but how we do that? that is different between each of us. Maybe its just to your family. Maybe its to your social media following. Maybe its to your church. The thing to remember is that all you have to do? Is be you and share God’s love.

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

mark 16:15

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