How To Make Progress With Societal Issues That Bother You

The Apostle Paul once wrote to his son-in-the-faith, “Meditate upon these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your progress may appear to all” (1 Timothy 4:15 KJV). There is a need to give a considerable amount of time and energy towards matters of your watch. It is not enough to know there are things in your world that ought not to be. You have to think, meditate and exercise your own reason and judgment upon those matters. One reason most people fail to make a difference in society is because they did not go beyond complaining about the situation. Worry and complaints are unfruitful and a waste of time.

You want to meditate upon matters of your watch, and by giving yourself completely to it, you will begin to make progress. It is not helpful to complain about the menace of teenage pregnancy every time a new case comes along. If you observe that your attention is always drawn towards teenage pregnancy, it is a sign that you are meant to do something about it. That matter should become personal to you, it becomes your watch. And as you study the problem, and think about it, you will begin to find ways to make the problem less severe.

The reason you are failing to make much progress with your passion projects is because you have not taken Apostle Paul’s counsel. There is always the tendency to excuse lack of progress to lack of money or resources. This is proven to be wrong. You are going to need money and support to get things done, but the first step in the process is clarity. And you will get the clarity you need as you study, meditate and plan around the issues. Nobody becomes powerful enough to move mountains towards achieving their goals by working on it once in a while. You have to give it total focus.

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