Have you ever noticed how much discourse is created due to the lack of communication? We see it with our governments, our organizations/business', etc. yet this simple fact is often overlooked. People have a tendency to not speak, or choose to avoid the discussion because they don't want to deal with conflict. The direct result of all of this is that discord, deception, and confusion is the result. It takes courage to speak up for what you believe and it is imperative that those who believe in something speak up or others will control the message.
There are many people today that tell me that they don't even watch the news or read it because they don't like what they are reading. They are tired of hearing all the bickering back and forth, or about how bad people are doing bad things. It's sad, but a reality that is very common today. Thus the question remains, who is going to step up and help change the message?
Courage is not just a word, it's a lifestyle, and we are in desperate need of people willing to step out of their comfort zone and communicate a good message. People that have a strong moral compass and a passion to serve are allowing those with the wrong intentions to dominate the dialogue.
We were provided a great example by Jesus when He came and was willing to confront those that were doing wrong…
12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.” Matthew 21:12-13
Today we are witnessing similar activity happening throughout our country and around the world. People with no moral compass and faith basis are trying to drive the predominate message. I am confident that the majority of those on the sidelines have this compass, but lack the courage or fortitude to get into the fray to right the wrong.
Take a moment as you read this and step back, what is happening that causes you concern? What can you do to help make a difference. Every time you step out of your comfort zone and seek to make a difference…you do! You have the gifts, it's just a matter of how you choose to use them. We see miracles happen every day, but only because someone chose to make a difference. Take the leap, volunteer, donate, and use the powerful blessings that God has given you to change the message being delivered to others. I promise you will be amazed by what you will see happen!