109: Waiting on the world to change

My heart was broken anew last night, and a God-given passion for the nations reinstated in my spirit. And in this moment of confusion and hurt, I found God speaking to my spirit.

Why is it we mourn the state of humanity for a day, and then go back to living our lives the same as before? Shouldn’t these kinds of tragedies open our eyes to the hurt all around us?

Why, brothers and sisters, do we keep expecting the world to change, for good to come, and yet we contribute nothing to seeing this happen. Instead, we sit around, no urgency pounding in our hearts, no love for those around us driving us forward. We wait. Surely the world will change. Surely something good will happen.

I pray that my words don’t come out as condemning or judgmental because I too need to pray and seek God on this everyday. But we’ve got to ask ourselves, what are we doing to help bring change about the world?

We’ve got the best news ever inside of us, a treasure the world needs to experience, but we keep it tucked behind conservatism and embarrassment. Listen, we don’t have to be pushy or obnoxious to share the love of Jesus with the people He has put in our lives. We don’t have to be perfect, and we don’t have to know every Scripture off the top of our heads, but we do need to be making an effort.

How are we contributing our gifts and talents? What are we doing to lead others to Christ? Are we inviting people to church, or are we making their excuses for them? Please hear the broken cries of my spirit in these words.

John 12:43 reads “for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.” Are we seeking the comfort of man’s approval or are we challenging the status quo and seeking the approval of our Father in heaven?

This world is full of people who need Jesus! He alone has the power to redeem and to restore. Who are we to keep His name and His love to ourselves? You don’t have to be an evangelist on the street day in and day out. Just being who God created you to be and always being ready to defend and share the Gospel is enough.

Be consistent, faithful to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit when He prompts you to move. Stop waiting on the world to change, because it’s not going to until we go forth as disciples of Christ and live the way we are called to. The world won’t be perfect until the day Jesus returns to reign, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t go in the strength of God and share the Good News with a world of broken people.

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