Changing the World
Purpose could be best defined as glorifying God by doing what God says. That is what Jesus did, right?
Therefore, if I want to make the world a better place than I found it, then I must be an active disciple (someone who imitates Jesus’ practices). I have to live my life with purpose and get “my” job–those things uniquely set on my plate–done.
John 14:12 quotes Jesus as saying, “Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these because I am going to the Father.” The works Jesus did, included, laying hands on the sick and seeing them recover, casting out demons, and sharing the gospel of love and truth.
Today, I took inventory of where I stand with just these three acts of God as man, and I was not thrilled with the reality. While I have seen my own physical recovery, I have not seen the same miracle manifested in someone I love dearly. I have laid hands on this person several times, but she still is not walking. Since I know God is never the problem, I questioned my shortcomings and received an answer that will remain private. What I will share is that when we humble ourselves we receive answers from God, but we will have to do what He tells us to do.
I realize this is the case with most outcomes I seek in my quest to be a world changer. It is a matter of humbling myself in prayer, listening, and obeying. It also means starting where we are.
We are uniquely placed in locations, families, and occupations to do the works of Jesus. I can reach people, you cannot and you, dear reader, can reach people that I cannot. But we must be not only willing but obedient.
Right now, I pray for the harvest of laborers needed to make changes in this world. There is a lot to do but the work is richly rewarding. I do believe this is the purpose of life. 1 John 3:8.
We are the change we hope to see. It starts with me (and you). Let’s live on purpose. Really,
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