One Person. Just One.
Recently I heard someone say that it was impossible for one person alone to change the world. I had to disagree.
I disagreed because during the time I heard that statement, the news was abuzz with the deaths of two people who had majorly impacted the world, one for good and the other for evil. In the space of six days Osama bin Laden and David Wilkerson were both killed.
Osama bin Laden was the founder of al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that planned the attack on the twin towers on September 11, 2001 and other violent attacks on different targets. He was on the FBI’s ten most wanted list and became infamous for destroying thousands of people’s lives.
David Wilkerson was an American Christian Evangelist, who, after responding to God’s calling, went to New York City and ministered to gangs, founded Teen Challenge, a Christian addiction recovery program, and also founded the famous Times Square Church. This one person impacted thousands of people’s lives for the better, leading them into the kingdom of God.
It takes as little as one person to change the world.
So where do you fit in with all this? Well, I’m writing this to challenge and inspire you to live a life of purpose. Where you choose to let yourself make a difference is your choice. Hopefully, you’ll go down the road that changes the world for the better, making an impact in the world for Christ’s sake.
You might say “Well, I’m not hero of the faith.” But think about it, those “heroes of the faith” were not born with special spiritual powers. They were regular people like you and me who simply listened to God’s calling and followed it willingly. We are all called to be people like that, but fail utterly. Look around you. We as Christians are less influential than unbelievers are. Take a look at all the celebrities, movies, and music. Why are we as Christians allowing this stuff to take over our world? Why aren’t we standing up and making a difference? Why is it that we’re not fighting pressure to be idle? How are you, personally, going to change all this?
How do you become a world-changer? You get up and make a difference. You publically stand up for what you believe in. You reach people with your vision. You impact people’s lives. If you are a Christian you go into the world and preach the gospel.
It just takes one person to change the world; one person who is willing and ready to give it all for the sake of their cause. Edward Everett Hale, an American patriot, once said, "I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.” There is something for you to do, and you can and ought to do it. There is a baffling amount of opportunities to take in this world; there are so many ways you can make a difference. Whether that difference is for good or for bad is up to you.