Be the Change
We are all so caught up in our own moment, in our own lives. We see what is happening in the world around us and how humanity is tearing each other apart. We are living in a day in age when things that seem to have been resolved in the past, are resurfacing - causing chaos and turmoil in our generation and society.
It is hard to see our world turn against each other, but it has become more heartbreaking to see the outcasts of society not be able to defend themselves. But what are we doing to change anything?
We are stuck in our routine, in our life, and the life going on around us fades away into the background. Instead, we are reading about the chaos and how humanity is failing each other.
We only share it on social media, re-tweeting and re-gramming without action. We are not doing enough to make a change.
It is almost as if we are afraid of our own voices, that we are not strong enough or are afraid of what others might think of it. We have lost the courage to stand up for what we believe and to fight for what is just.
As believers of Christ, it is our duty to stand up for the ones who are being taken advantage of. We are children of a loving God, and as so, we should be creating a world that that is exemplary to His kingdom - defending the weak and helping those who are struggling. It is no longer enough to sit in the midst of chaos and watch things happen before our eyes. We need to wake up and make a change in this world.
Jesus, in His day, was a sort of humanitarian activist. He always stood up for the people who were misunderstood or looked down upon. He fought for what was right, the outcasts, the truth, for second chances and never once cared what the rest of society thought of Him.
In the story of the Samaritan woman, Jesus shows how amongst the differences, He was able to help a woman whom society claimed he could not have contact with:
“Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, ‘How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?’ For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” (John 4:9-10, New King James Version)
But Jesus being who He is, knew what the right thing to do was. He did the same with the blind man, the adulterer and the leper, amongst the many. It is time for the Christ-believers to take a stand and fight in the same way Jesus did. We must stand up for the truth and for what is right, not being afraid of what society or of the world thinks of us.
Could you think how different the world would be if we live this way? The change it would make in our culture and this Earth. I once heard a phrase that said, “Helping one person a day, changes 365 lives a year.” What a wonderful statement, and what a beautiful thing to live by.
Our society and our generation have suffered through enough. It is time we stand up for what Jesus would and make a change. It is time that instead of watching the world around us, we take a stand and take action to change the destruction of humanity into kindness. We must stand up for the truth and defend what is right. This generation and our world need some type of revival or awakening, a blow of kindness and godliness. This world needs a change, and it could only start with us, one person at a time. Let us no longer be afraid, but rather stand up with the courage God gave us and do His work here on earth.
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” (Isaiah 61:1, NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.