I had an interesting conversation with a friend recently.
She complained to me that she didn’t like her church because the church didn’t do enough social justice work.
And that set me off.
My friend is a brilliant single professional woman with plenty of initiative and leadership experience.
She has brains, money, time relatively speaking (compared to a stay at home mom with toddlers), and plenty of networking resources.
She’s godly and well versed in the Scriptures.
And she’s great at computer programming.
Which makes her the ideal candidate to actually DO SOMETHING to change the world!
There was a time in my life – even until recently – when I looked to the church to help me do something.
I got frustrated when the church didn’t act fast enough or do big enough to impress me.
I complained about how we did missions and where we put our money and why the church didn’t step up to the plate like I thought it should.
Then one day, I realized that I am the church.
I am a Breathing Thinking Creative Able Spirit-filled God-Empowered Purpose-Driven Kingdom-Minded Eternity-Focused People-Loving World-Changer.
And here’s the thing:
YOU ARE TOO if you have accepted Christ into your heart by faith and are seeking to follow Him daily.
Yes, you are.
God has a plan and a purpose for your life. He has created you for good works which He has prepared before hand that you should walk in them (Ephesians 2:8-9).
So it’s high time we stop blaming the church and decide to just do something.
I think the bigger conundrum for many of us ends up being: What? What should I do?
I believe many of you reading this blog are dying to change your world for Christ and have no idea where to begin.
The options are limitless. The task seems huge.
I believe there are 3 things you can do today to begin changing your world:
In Matthew 9:37-38 it says: “The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” It starts right here. It starts right now. Start making it a habit to pray: “Lord, send me.” I guarantee you He will answer you!
I have been meditating much on Isaiah 45:5. It says: “I equip you, though you do not know me.” Don’t get frustrated with where you are at today. God has you exactly where you need to be. Be patient and surrender to his plan for you today so that you can be ready to receive what He has purposed for you tomorrow. Use this time to prepare yourself and get equipped in every way possible. It will be worth it soon!
Here’s the last tip for you today: people are Doing something for God all over the place. Though God may have something specifically for you to do, you will not die if you jump on what other world changers are doing, learning from them, helping them, and participating in God’s work until your number is called and you’re off the bench so to speak.
The church is looking for people who will get up and do something for God.
Why don’t you be the change?