We all want to change the World, but most of the time, we don’t know where to start! I think we often make the mistake of focusing too much on the “big” things, so we overlook the practical, simple steps we could take that would bring real change to our own lives and to the world around us. I believe that if we would adopt these five simple principles into our daily behavior, we would become World-Changers!
1. Keep Your Word. In a world where people break commitments faster than New Years Resolutions, be someone who holds true to your commitments. Don’t quit when it gets tough. In your marriage, in your business and in your relationships, be a person of your word.
2. Do good to those who can’t repay you. Jesus is the greatest world-changer who ever lived, and He consistently did good to those who couldn’t repay. That’s the essence of Grace. When we do good to those who pay us back, we’re being good “networkers.” When we do good to those who can’t repay, we’re being good World-Changers!
3. Forgive and Seek Forgiveness. When you’ve done wrong, admit it and be humble enough to do your part to try and make it right. When someone has done wrong to you, forgive them. It’s been said that holding a grudge is like drinking poison and then hoping the other person dies! We live in a world with everybody pointing their fingers at others and nobody taking responsibility for their actions. Forgiveness is what breaks the cycle!
4. Love People more than Possessions. In a world where too many people love things and use people, be a person who has your values in the right place. Greed is toxic, but Selfless Love is World-Changing.
5. Trust God. This may sound simplistic, but it’s probably the most powerful one on the list. When you read the Bible, you’ll see that God doesn’t change the world with people who have the best resume; He chooses to change the world with people who simply Trust and Obey Him. Be willing to trade in your plans for you life in for His plans for you life. I promise that His will be better and more World-Changing!