{31 Days} Day 25: Be a World-Shaker by Being You

Thursday, October 31, 2013


There's a deep urge in me to be real and raw. I want this to be a place of sharing, of friendship, of trust.

Of community.

We're all so different and yet all so same. All searching for happiness, all seeking beauty and joy in our lives, all hungry for long and a sense of belonging.

And that starts with you.

With me.

With us.


Our generation wants to change the world, save lives, create groundbreaking newness. We want to be brave and bold and fearless and live with no regrets.

We want to find ourselves.

Become ourselves.

Live out our calling.

But what if we don't have to travel halfway across the world, become president, build a school, climb Mount Everest, or completely change our personality?

What if being a world-shaker, a world-changer, a fearless person...

begins

with

being you.

What if we discover who we are - without losing ourselves first?

Who We Are :: Switchfoot

What if instead of fighting so hard to run somewhere and "find ourselves," we look for the world-changing moments closer to home? What if we breathe in the air in our backyards, seek art in our everyday lives, and recognize Christ in others around us?

What if being great means being good in your life right where it is now? Making current relationships more meaningful, volunteering locally, exploring the wild beauty of landscape near you...

and change the world - one hug, one word of encouragement, one conversation, one day of walking the walk that you talk, one smile at a time? 


We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers
And sitting by desolate streams;
World losers and world forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:

Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.
~Arthur O'Shaugnessy

So go be a shaker and mover of the world.

 By loving the people in your life as fiercely as you can. By being willing to listen to someone when they need a friend. By writing the words that come from you and you alone. By serving others, even if it's just by holding a door open. By hugging with the best hug you can. By living each day like it's a piece of art you are creating. By not being afraid to cry and show others that you are vulnerable. By holding someone's hand when they need it. By choosing color and light. By drinking in the fresh air and gazing at the stars from a hammock or the roof of a car. By wearing the style that is so you.  

Whether it's polka dots or flannel. 

Be you. 

And then you will be a world-shaker. 
By being a part of and changing 
the worlds of the people 
in your life. 

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