Harry Emerson Fosdick once said: “Christians are supposed not to merely endure change nor even to profit by it but to cause it.”
I have come to a painful conclusion that the tragedy of the church today is Christians who shy away from being agents of change and watch the secular world redefining life for them.
A true Christian is an agent of change.
It is in the very nature of the Christian faith to influence its surrounding.
Christianity is infectious.
Unlike other religions, Christianity does not use military supremacy or manipulation but through speech, life and deed, God’s love is passed on to the next person.
When a believer comes to a place of work, sooner or later people will notice him or her.
The code of conduct for a Christian cannot be ignored in any environment.
In fact, I struggle with Christians who blow the trumpet the moment they get to a new community about their identity.
Experience has shown again and again that character is the loudest trumpet of your spirituality.
There is a reason God allowed you to be where you are.
If you think a monthly pay is the only reason God planted you in that workplace, then maybe you need to read scriptures again.
There was a reason Nehemiah found himself in the in the citadel of Susa.
It was by no mistake that he was a cup-bearer to the king.
God had planted him there for a reason.
Eventually, God used his position to influence the king in the rebuilding of Jerusalem.
In the book of 2 Kings, we read a story about Naaman.
One of the unsung heroes that God used to bring healing to Naaman was a young Jewish slave girl.
She was brought as a price of war and worked for Naaman’s wife but God used her to bring salvation to Naaman.
Remember the story of Esther in the Palace and how her position saved the Children of Israel from extermination.
The list is endless of people who were planted in different places or positions for God’s own purpose.
As long as you are God’s child, your life has a purpose.
Unfortunately, many Christians today cannot see the bigger picture that God has placed on them.
Christians are called to be different.
We are called to love our enemies when the world believes in vengeance.
We are called to put the interests of others first when the world preaches self-enrichment.
We are called to forgive, care for the least, humble ourselves, be patient and good stewards of resources.
The world on the other hand finds these principles impractical and unattractive.
The truth of the matter is that a Christian does not belong to this world.
“If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15: 19
When people cannot tell a difference between you and the non-believer in your work or school environment, then there is good reasons to doubt your salvation!
Jesus called believers salt of the world: “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” Matthew 5:13
Salt serves many tasks.
From food preservation to creating taste, salt has been used for centuries.
A million-dollar question is whether your life is salty enough to be felt by the world around you?
Are you the change that your family, community and country needs?