Who would have thought that relatively powerless persons could bring shifts in history? Gandhi, an unsuccessful lawyer, adapted the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount and the writings of Tolstoy and became the key to bringing independence to India, because he was ready.
Rosa Parks, in refusing to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, sparked the beginning of the civil rights movement of the ’50s and ’60s. She was a rather inauspicious person to take such a critical action, but she was ready.
Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison. He was released to bring a shift in the politics of South Africa at a critical juncture when many thought either that change would never come or if it did, it would be accompanied by a vast bloodbath. The transition to a more just society came relatively peacefully under his leadership after he was unexpectedly released from prison. Prison had prepared him, made him ready.
The apostles (some lowly fishermen) were considered by many of their peers as ignorant and unlearned (Acts 4:13), but they turned the world upside down (Acts 17:6). These men were prepared and ready.
Here is a question for you: Are you ready? Are you preparing yourself to make a difference for the Lord? Many have excuses for not making a difference, or feel as if they are not making a difference. Others are wondering how they can make a difference. Friends, we can all make a great impact for the Lord is we will just prepare ourselves for the task ahead. How do we prepare ourselves? Dig deep and saturate yourselves with the word of God, and then implement these vital biblical truths in your everyday walk of life. Live each day as a faithful child of God and you will be making impact on our world.
Are you ready?
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