Changing...



Over the last few days I have been overwhelmed with this truth.  It's not enough to want change.  It's not enough to talk about change.  If true change is going to happen, about anything in life, it will only happen after action is taken.

It seems like every picture that makes its way into my timeline and every forwarded email that shows up in my inbox is a heartbreaking story of tragedy or inspiration.  Some ask for money, some encourage an emotional response, but all--all--compel the viewer to make a difference and pass the picture or pictures or email along.  Yet, passing along doesn't change the problem.  Raising awareness doesn't change the problem.  

But action does.

So here's my encouragement to you.  Believe me, this is a project that I'm doing tonight.  Make a list of goals--steps you can take to change your world.  Read that list everyday.  Look for your opportunity to act on that step.  Rather than passing it along do something to change the problem.  

It's your responsibility.  

It's your choice.  

It's your chance to be great and make a difference in the world.    

All My Love for All My Days,

Danette



P.S.  One person can change the world.

14 comments

  1. This is so beautiful and inspiring! Well said.x

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  2. Beautifully said, Danette. Thanks for inspiring action in others by taking action yourself.

    There is a lot of heartache in this broken world of ours, and unfortunately it's the wages of sin becoming more and more apparent. But God does show us grace so we can reflect it to others, letting that light shine into some very dark places. :) That right there is encouragement enough to want to take the action you speak of.

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    1. Very, very true. Some far today I haven't acted on anything on my list, but I'm going too.

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  3. This is such a great post. I really struggle with not taking action (and while I'm glad I'm not the only one); this is so encouraging.

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    1. I think maybe fear might be my greatest restraint in changing my life and the world around me. I just have to break away from the intimation of other's opinions. That is a hard thing to do.

      Thank you for commenting and I'm grateful that you were encouraged.

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    1. Thank you.

      Let's inspire change together. :)

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  5. This is so true! There are some changes I want to make in my life, but I know that it's going to take ME to make those changes. Just need to keep telling myself that! Thanks for the reminder :)

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    1. You can do it! One step at a time!

      I have a mentor in my life who says it takes 27 days to make a new habit. If that true, I can do one thing everyday for 27 days and by the end I'll have formed a habit to change something about my world or life everyday.

      Let's do this together. You're not by yourself in this. :)

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  6. Thank you for taking the courage to share this post with us. I am praying about what changes I need to make. I know that I crave and need a change but it needs to be in God's timing and not mine. Thanks again Danette!

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    1. You're welcome. Desiring change is a good thing. If we want something bad enough we'll make it happen...in the right timing. :)

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  7. Change is good, I think. The many I have made I believe are fair enough and I hope the further one's will be worth it. Thanks for the encouragement (:

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    1. It'll all be worth it! :)

      You're welcome.

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