Be the change you wish to see in the world. -Mohandas Gandhi
It is a couple of days after New Year's and I am sure that most people who have made their resolutions are able to remain faithful to them so far. Losing weight, going deeper in your faith, reaching financial goals and becoming a more complete person are all important things that we should strive for! As I look ahead to 2011 and ponder the goals that I have made, I come across this quote and find it so inspiring. I mean this comes from someone who is obviously not a Christian and yet there is so much truth to what he says. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Wow. As I look at my goals I can not help but see that the core of my resolutions are to be a better person and yet I ask myself, Why? I mean yes, I do want to be the best Christian, husband, minister, coach and friend that I can be......but why?
The answer to this question is that I desire to be the best Christian, husband, minister, coach and friend so that I can be the change that I wish to see in the world. I desire to see a world that is full of people who are longing to go deeper with Christ, a world that has thriving marriages that establish amazing families, a world that contains people who are willing to minister life and encouragement to all who are looking for it, a world where people are willing to pour into (coach) others to be the best they can be, and I desire to see a world where true friends are encouraging, challenging and enjoying the relationships that they have with people.
We all desire to see a better world. WE all desire to see change within it. Every Revolution starts from within and if we are to see a change that it will come from what God is doing in us. I pray that we all are thirsty for God's Spirit to transform our lives and the world in which we live.
We must remember that we must "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."