This is a reminder about your number one goal as a watchman tasked with steering us towards a better future. You must be committed to growing everything that is of God in your world. You have to identify what is good about your world right now. And how better it can become tomorrow if one could focus on that. Your first instinct is usually to focus on the bad and the ugly, ignoring whatever good that is present. This is a mistake because focusing on the bad and the ugly will increase your pessimism. You start with a decision to focus on the good.
Making the world a better place requires a lot of understanding and cooperation. You might spearhead the change we want, but you cannot do it alone. Therefore, your commitment is to try and identify everything that is of God in your world and have goodwill towards them. Inasmuch as Jesus condemned the perceived hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees, he still recognised that they represented the office of Moses in his days. And that their teachings had some value (Matthew 23:1-3). Jesus also requested that the person healed of leprosy present themselves in the temple to the religious authorities as demanded by the law (Matthew 8:1-4).
Think about the current state of your world. Identify whatever is of God. Identify what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent or praise-worthy. Prayerfully consider how such things can grow. You must operate with the understanding that the good and bad are driven by people. If you are serious about a positive future for your world, you cannot be passive about it. You must be active in your task to steer your world towards a better future. Do not be too lazy to take a stand. Your world does not have a positive future if you do not take the responsibility of protecting and growing everything that is of God.