Whose responsibility is it to change the world?. And what will be your contribution
I was raised to know, believe, and put into practice that it is my responsibility to change the world. Granted just little me may not be able to dramatically change the world. However, in my own particular way, I can change my part of the world every bit as much as George Bailey did in the movie It’s A Wonderful Life. The ripples made by the pebble of my life upon my lake can reach others. Each decision I make, each thing I say can have impact. Every bit of knowledge I gain or impart can change how things progress, digress, or even deteriorate.
Often we make the critical mistake of believing only ‘major players’ like Presidents, scientists, political or social justice leaders can change the world. Certainly they can and do. But the world is made up of millions of little neighborhoods. Each of those tiny worlds are changed [for better or worse] by those occupants. There is a stained glass church window that really says it all as far as I am concerned. It says “At every moment…do what love requires” . To that I say a resounding Amen. If I think about that simple statement quite literally it really drives home the point. EVERY moment. That is how we change the world.
In my early post-college years I was on fire to change the business world, take it by storm, be a big-shot. Over the years my goal and perspective changed. Did I trade down? No, actually I don’t think I did. I have changed parts of my world. I have helped people. If I were to go today, how would God weigh my life? I think He would see the good I have done. I think He would see the missed opportunities where I could have done more. Perhaps that is why He has yet to call me more. My work for Him is far from through. Can I do more? You must know by now that I believe I can. After all, I am a perennial optimist!