How to Change the World


I’ve written about this before. But this is something I have to continuously be reminded of. The way my mind works, I tend to go big from the start. As I deal with my health issues, my mind still goes to the big things. How can I make an impact not only in my community but the world? As I ask the question of God of why I’m going through the health issues I’m facing now, I’m looking for the big answer.

This past Sunday on my way to church, I was thinking about this. What big thing are you asking me to do Lord?

As God usually does with me, a song came on the radio. How to Change the World by the Newsboys.

All my life I had big dreams
To do big things and make a change
And all the while I just passed by the simple needs
Right here next to me

This is exactly me. I have big dreams. I want to do big things to make a change. All the while I’m missing those simple things right in front of me.

It’s a prayer in an empty room
Little things we do when nobody’s around
A hand reaching out
To a heart in doubt
It’s the smallest spark
That can light the dark

This was a stark reminder of the impact we have on others each and every day. Just as a single spark can set a whole forest ablaze. So can a single smile, a single word, a single act of kindness, set the world afire.

I pray that God will continue to remind me the huge impact the small things can provide. The lasting legacy we can have not from the big, grand events… but just from the small day to day interactions we have. I pray that God will provide and make abundantly clear those moments he places in front of us each and every day.

That’s how each and every one of us can change the world.

Published by jasonlautzenheiser

Christ follower, Husband and father to 4. Software developer by trade, football / baseball coach on the side. I also develop games in Unity and Monogame on the side as well as tools geared towards gamers.

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