“You really can change the world if you care enough.” – Marian Wright Edelman
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
“We must become the change we wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi
Those are but a few notable quotes about changing the world, needless to say we could have filled pages and pages full of them. We always hear people talk about changing the world, and we all very easily get rallied around causes and ideas that claim to be able to do it. Companies run advertising campaigns talking about it, slogans and tag lines are often geared around it, political campaigns claim that their candidate will bring it. Has the world changed? Absolutely! Is all the change for the better? Not necessarily.
Living in a world where everyone seems to want to change the world and save the planet, we have to stop at ask ourselves, “How are we doing in our pursuit?” We live in a world with more prosperity than ever, yet also more suffering. A world with more freedom, yet also more oppression. Technology has us more connected than ever before, yet everywhere you go you see how disconnected it has made us. How often do you see two people eating at restaurant together both looking at their phones and not at each other? I’m afraid all our “selfies” just highlight our selfishness. Yes there are many ways our world has changed, but our world is headed in the wrong direction.
This shouldn’t surprise us though, the Holy Scriptures told us this would happen as we approached the end of the age:
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” – 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ instructed us not to love the world or the things in it and that the world is passing away:
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” – 1 John 2:15-17
So in light of His instruction, should we really be trying to save the planet or change the world? If God has already told us the fate of the world and the people in it who reject Him, shouldn’t that change our understanding of where we should focus our time and attention while we are on earth? This quote really highlights why our world is in such a precarious dilemma:
“The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God and the Church is famishing for want of His Presence.” – A.W. Tozer
The slogan of this ministry illustrates our aim to show you how to “Change Your Life and Change the World with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Anyone who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior knows the reality of changing your life by the regeneration of the new spiritual birth in Christ. If you haven’t accepted Him yet I encourage you to read our blogs on salvation or download your copy of our free e-book “7 Steps to Realizing Your Life Purpose” by subscribing to our newsletter. Give Jesus a chance to show you that being changed into His image is the only life-change truly worth pursuing. Once you’ve changed your life, the next question is:
SO HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE WORLD?
BY SAVING SOULS.
Our responsibility to help fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) is without any shadow of a doubt the most important task given to humanity to change the world and usher in Christ’s return to judge the world and also regenerate it for His millennial reign. (Revelation 20:2-7) Our responsibility is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others and to win souls for God’s kingdom, for the only lasting change that can come for ourselves and for the world is the change given by God with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.” – Proverbs 11:30
“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” – Daniel 12:3
Jesus Christ is the light of the world (John 8:12), before He came the world was completely dark. As the Gospel is spread His light shines in His born-again disciples. There are many “scoffers” (2 Peter 3:3) and “mockers” (Jude 1:18) who don’t believe in Christ’s literal return to this earth and the coming judgement, but they will realize the truth all too late. Our loving God’s heart is that everyone would accept Christ and be saved.
“But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” – 2 Peter 3:8-9
Since the world is perishing so we don’t need to worry about saving the world we need to worry about saving souls of the lost people of this world because that’s the only way to change it. We must “preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth.”
Are you ready to help change the world? Write a list of everyone you know in your life that needs to know Jesus Christ and pray for their salvation every day. Pass out Gospel tracts, invite people to Church, share blogs like this or our e-book with others you know who are lost.
As the Proverb says above, “he who wins souls is wise.”