I Want to Change the World

                           “I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD!”

How many times have you heard someone say, “Our generation can change the world?” Motivational speakers encourage their audiences to “go out there and change the world.” Many come out of high school or college believing they can transform the world by their actions.  Soon they come to the realization that change is not going to happen.  However, after gaining experience, knowledge, and maturity, most of us realize that it is hard to change the world. The best that we can hope for is to change ourselves. We find that we can make our world a happier, better place in which to live when we change our hearts and our understanding of our world. By making a small change in our lives, we make that world in which we live a better place for us and our loved ones.

As Christians, we should learn not to become upset and “get down” about the situations life throws our way. Instead, we need to learn about the strength, understanding, and peace we are offered in Christ Jesus. We can’t always change the things that happen to us, but we can change what we do with those things.

Paul learned to be content in any situation that he found himself. In Philippians 4:12-13 he wrote, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” Paul, a man who dealt with many different situations, learned to be content in all circumstances. He worked his way through every situation with the help of the Lord.

If you want to change your life for the better, move a little closer to the Lord each and every day. Draw closer to the Lord, and He will draw closer to you. While you might not be able to change the world, your life will surely be changed when you know the Lord. Render obedience to Him,  follow His commandments, and live a much happier and better life.                         Written by Larry Schneider