What makes someone a world changer? Maybe they are an inventor like Alexander Bell or Thomas Edison. What about the people who change the way we think and view the world, like Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein. But what about Mozart, Martin Luther King, Shakespeare or Nelson Mandela? You could even say Hitler was a world changer, because he certainly changed the world. There are so many different amazing (and not so amazing) people who have made an impact on this world. But when I searched “Greatest World Changers”, the person at number one, was none other than Jesus!
These people have all made an impact by doing big things on this planet while they were alive. It may seem overwhelming to look at these people and expect to make it onto that list. How could you or I make a difference and change this world? Surely I am not a world changer. I am just a young man from Perth, Australia. How could I change the world?
Well I can, and you can too. We just need to answer that initial question… What makes someone a world changer? What did these people all have in common? They were not satisfied with what the world was like, so they got up and did something.
Hey and welcome to The Faith Filled Friends. I hope you are having a super week so far. We are so glad that you are joining us today for our look at becoming a World Changer. The intro was a bit hectic but I hope you get the just of it. Let’s dive into this devotion.
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I believe God has placed a desire in everyone’s hearts to change the world and make a difference. We look at these big names and feel the pressure of the task. We can look at amazing artists like Lauren Daigle, Hillsong, Chris Tomlin and many more and feel like there is nothing we could possibly do that could be more impacting than that. But we are looking at it all wrong.
No matter who you are or what you do, God has placed you there for a reason. You could be a barrister in a coffee shop, but every time you smile you brighten someone’s day. You could be a cleaner, maybe no one notices you, but your attitude to serve may change someone’s life. Chris Tomlin is not going to be able to reach that lost and broken young person sitting in the café. Lauren Daigle’s music won’t be hear by the homeless man in the park. And Brian Houston won’t be able to tell the depressed girl in your apartment that there is a God who loves her.
A smile, a handshake, some of your time and even a hello can change a life. The way we act and the way we live should change the live around us. The Good Samaritan didn’t have to do or say anything amazing, he was just there when God put him there and he was ready to help.
It is not the size of the task of the impact it makes that makes a world changer, but it is in every word and ever prayer.
Mother Teresa said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we all can do small things with great love.” This is spot on and it is how we need to live our lives. Living out with love and joy. It you see a need, fill it. Help the hurt and love the lost.
Everyday, go out and try make someone smile or feel loved. Not just a friend or a family member but rather a stranger or someone who doesn’t know the love of Jesus. You can change the world!
“Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.””
Like Jesus told the people who listen to the story of The Good Samaritan, “Go and do like wise.” It’s time for us to GO and change the world.
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