“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing.”
The things we do is a true reflection of who we are. It’s easy to talk about what needs to be done or to post our thoughts on social media. That’s because thoughts don’t require any effort. And ideas alone don’t ask us to step out of our comfort zones and to get involved in something that might lead to confrontation.
Paul talks about doing the things he doesn’t want to do, and not doing the things he knows he should. Whether you’re a Christian or not, there is no arguing with that statement. We have so many good intentions because we know that the world is filled with pain and suffering. We want to do something to help, but it requires a sacrifice from us to help others. The struggle we have is that our human nature tells us to be self-serving. So then, do I serve myself or do I serve others?
Trying to make a positive difference in the world always opens us up to criticism. But when we face criticism and opposition, it means that we are actually doing something. And when we truly believe in what we are doing, we will never allow the critics to alter our direction. If we stop to throw stones at every barking dog, it won’t stop the barking but it will stop the progress.
It’s time for us to do something. You and I have been created for a time such as this. There are so many opportunities for us to make this world a better place by sharing love and hope to a world in dire need of both. If we don’t stand up and say, “I’ll do something”, who will? This is our moment! This is our time! Have an awesome day and make it count!