Being a world changer is hard some days, isn't it?
And don't look at me and assure me that you wouldn't know, because you aren't of the world changing type.
Because, you see, I know the truth.
As I lean closer to you, I whisper that I know about your true identity.
To be honest, God made you a world changer from the start. He knew the ways you would impact this world and He created it to be amazing and bring glory to Him. He hand picked the people you would change and the people you would love for Him. All along, He wanted to change the world with you.
But you know, changing the world actually looks a lot different than what most people tell us today. And maybe that's why you didn't even know you were a world changer at all. Because most people think of world changers as that businessman at the top of the corporate ladder, donating some of their millions to help people in poverty. They think of it as the one seeking a cure for cancer or the one protesting for what they believe. They think of it as the one on foreign soil, their hair dirty from working hard to fight for the people they are serving. They think of it as the evangelist at the pulpit speaking in front of thousands. They think of it as the best selling author of fifteen books or the band touring all over the world impacting youth. They think of world changers as the people who are famous, have it all together, rich, or who are doing some great, honorable thing.
And it's true, they are world changers too. And it might be easy to notice that they are world changers because they are constantly in the spotlight where everyone can see them.
But they aren't the only world changers.
And so this article isn't for those who are doing the big, great, magnificent things you wish you were doing. Although I am not minimizing what they are doing, because I am proud of them too and they are making a huge difference.
Yet, this article is for you.
It's for all my world changers out there that the world may never recognize.
It's for the world changer who doesn't even know that they are a world changer.
The one loving on their family, investing in their siblings, honoring their parents, even when it's hard. The one giving a smile to the person across the room or holding the door for an elderly guest. The one bringing cookies to a nursing home or handing their ice cream money to the man on the street corner. The one being friends with the lonely girl or guy in youth group or school. The one whose heart breaks through their tears for the people who don't know God's love, so they pray fervently for them behind closed doors. The one sharing their story with others through writing, drawing, lyrics, or creativity. The one doing what seems impossible or ridiculous because God has asked them to do it. The one who will probably never get much credit here on earth or the one who probably will never have crowds of thousands screaming their name. But the one who will reach Heaven's shore and hear the words "well done."
To you, dear world changer, I give the encouragement that you are a masterpiece of God and every time you do these seemingly small acts of world changing love, your Creator smiles. Because this is what He made you to do. To change the world with your every smile and by simply being you and by saying yes to what He asks of you.
So don't ever stop saying yes. Say yes every time to Him.
Don't you ever give up. Don't you ever think that what you are doing doesn't matter. Don't you ever wish that you could be one of those famous people changing the world in big ways. Because you are changing the world in exactly the way God wants you to.
You are a special diamond that is shining the love of God to everyone you come in contact with. Don't ever listen to the ones who tell you that you aren't enough or that you can't possibly make any difference. Because you are. You are making history and you are changing the world.
Never forget who you are.
This world needs more of you.
Keep being amazing.
Isabella Morganthal (20) is a homeschool high school graduate who loves Jesus with all of her heart. She is a drummer, writer, creative arts director, and modern-day abolitionist.