A major objection to the idea that you could watch over your world and steer it towards a better future is that you do not have the power to do so. The idea that there is nothing you can do about the world you find yourself in, and you are to resign to fate. However, this is not true. Powerlessness is nothing more than a state of mind. If you wish to wield the power to change your world, you can have it. We know that God is all-powerful, and that power is available for delegation to those willing to use it for the greater good.
If you look around, you would identify people and institutions that are shaping your world and steering it towards a future you do not want. The people currently changing the world, how are they doing it? Where did they get their world changing power from? Mark Zuckerberg is changing the world, he got his power by building a company that serves nearly three billion people everyday. President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is changing your world, he got his power by navigating the murky waters of Nigerian politics. Pope Francis is a force to be reckoned with in the world, he got his power through the religious institution he heads.
You need to find the passion to spearhead a watch over your world, and refuse to cower away in fear. You can understand the power game enough to start accumulating some powers of your own. The bible says, “But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world” (1 John 4:4 NLT). You can become powerful enough to change your world. You can wrestle your world away from negative influences. It will not be easy, and it might get ugly. However, we can agree that “difficult” is not the same thing as “impossible”.