“If you want to achieve widespread impact and lasting value, be bold.” – Howard Schultz
It’s time to be bold. It’s time that we stopped hiding the person we were created to become. It’s time to stop wearing masks to make other people happy. It’s time to step out, to move forward, and to make a positive difference in the world around us.
The human spirit resonates with characters of fiction, such as Frodo from The Lord of The Rings, because they remind us that we are created for more than just existing. We fall in love with Frodo as he fights immortal enemies, the lure to a life of complacency, and even the darkness within himself. He is our hero, for we see pieces of ourselves within him. We long to be heroic, but we often cave to fear. Our hearts were created to make a difference, but the voices around us tell us to know our place.
It’s time to be bold. That is the place for which we were created.
Have you ever wanted to make a difference? Does your heart long to live for something bigger than just yourself? Are you haunted by that feeling within that screams that there’s more to this life than the pursuit of happiness?
You were created to make a difference. It doesn’t matter what they say about you; God created you with a greater purpose in mind than anyone else can conjure. You aren’t an accident, no matter how broken you may have become or how insignificant you may feel. God created you with great significance. That’s all that matters, anyway.
That’s one of the greatest reasons I believe in Jesus. I believe that the human spirit is created for more than what this fallen world wants us to believe. The human spirit is broken, but Jesus calls us to redemption and to a life lived fully alive. His words are alive and they call to even the deepest parts within me.
Whether you believe in Jesus or not, you have to admit one thing: he was incredibly bold. He called disciples to leave all that they knew to follow him, with no salary guarantee or signing bonus. He challenged the religious leaders of his day, despite the fact that he knew they would eventually have him killed. He stared death in the face and was massacred on a cross for us, all for the love of fallen creatures made in the Father’s image.
Love. Grace. Redemption.
In order for us to know God, Jesus was bold.
You may think that you’re useless and of no concern, but that’s a lie. The world needs you more than you will ever know. There are people who need your love, there are hearts that need to hear words of life, and there are souls desperate for your generosity.
It’s time to be bold.
It’s time to step out of our safety and into a life that’s bigger than ourselves.
It’s time to change the world.