Changing the World… hopefully

17 Jul 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I’m sitting at Starbucks, I just burned my mouth because I’m never patient enough to wait for my caramel latte to cool down, and I’m pondering the praise of my friend: “You’re job must make you feel like you’re changing the world.”

And all I can think is: “Hopefully…”

Ironically, working for a nonprofit like Silent Images has people constantly telling me how great it is that I’m doing so much to help the world and yet I constantly wonder if I am doing enough because I’m always meeting/interviewing people that are infinitely more epic at serving than I am.

I chat casually with folks about how they just opened another orphanage; or rescued a dozen girls from sex trafficking; or started a movement in Africa that lead to a million people becoming followers of Christ… yeah, easy to stay humble in the presence of literal world changers.

While I completely believe we are all called to change the world, each us has to honestly assess what “world” we each can change.

Each of us is put on this earth at a particular time with particular resources for a particular purpose.

I don’t know what my future holds but I doubt I’m starting any grand movements or will ever have the ability to donate millions of dollars… but right now I have a Starbucks within 2 miles of me at all times where I can counsel friends, I have enough of a paycheck to support my missionary friends as best I can, I have a well-stamped passport in my camera bag that take my story-telling services global…

… and I have this blog to encourage you that changing the world is simpler than you think. Hopefully we are all willing to take up our calling.

Humble world-changer,

   ~ Lydia 



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