Positive change in the world is a cause we should all involve ourselves in. That change doesn’t have to be some lifelong pursuit of solving the world’s problems either. Because sometimes the best changes start in small places.
We influence people by doing small things. Think about it for a moment. Have you made a difference before smiling at someone having a bad day? Have you made a difference helping someone during the workout who was struggling? How about praying for someone or helping them understand the context of a Scripture verse more clearly?
These are all things we can do that don’t require any money, just a little time and willingness to help someone else. Sure, they aren’t going to solve poverty or world hunger, but they validate others and let them know that someone cares about them and that there is someone there for them when they need it.
And this is what we do as believers in Christ. We spread hope and joy through small deeds like these. In Matthew, it says, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” This profound verse of scripture is a charge for believers to go out there and do good in the world.
It is our duty to be vessels for the Lord and enact positive change in the world. Think of all the positive change Christ’s Word brings. Most often, the bigger acts only happen with the small acts first.
So, let us go out into the world, shining our light, remembering that even the most minor deeds can result in positive changes. And that these changes are what lead to a much more significant impact for God.
1. Write down three small ways you can impact positive change.