We are all created to be difference makers, to be people who change the world for the glory of God. We are called to be leaders who create the change in the world instead of waiting for someone else to do it for us. It is our purpose to be messengers who bring the Gospel to all ends of the Earth. But God hasn’t left us to figure out how to do it on our own. He’s given us examples in the Bible to help guide us in our journey through life.
Not long before He would be killed, John 1:3 says of Jesus, “[He] knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God.” He was about to have dinner with His disciples, one of whom, Judas, was going to betray Jesus. Jesus knew this was going to happen. But even though one of His closest friends was about to betray Him, Jesus had confidence in who He was. Nothing anyone could do or say could ever shake that confidence.
Jesus didn’t use His title of God to get people to do things for Him. That’s not where His power came from. Instead, it came from the confidence He had in His purpose. It’s easy for us to use a title we hold, a t-shirt we wear, or a bumper sticker on our car to seem important. But our significance comes from our position as children of the King.
Think about it! Jesus—God—came to Earth and died for us, so that we could live a life of significance in Him. We have all sinned, which just means missing the mark of God’s perfect standard, but when we believe in Christ and what He has done for us, we’re adopted into God’s family permanently, and nothing can ever change that.
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” In Christ, we can have the confidence to do incredible things, things we may never have been able to do on our own. One of the best ways to experience this spirit of power, love, and self-discipline is to just start working on the mission of God. Begin to look for ways you can make a difference in your family, your community, and your world, and take action on what He has called you to do.