Action is the catalyst that propels us forward on our journey of purpose and mission. True transformation and impact are brought about by the combination of intention and action. As Jesus exhorted, “we must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work” (John 9:4 ESV). These words urge us to not only hold good intentions but to actively make the works of God visible wherever we find ourselves. It is through intentional action that we can manifest His love and bring positive change to the world.
Stop fantasizing about the grand scale of impact you could have and start seeking practical ways to solve problems and add value right now. As someone tasked with watching their world. As a disciple of Jesus, entrusted with being the salt and light of the world, there is always something you can do. If you genuinely care and have a compassionate heart, cease claiming ignorance about how to make a difference in your community. Start by sharing the gospel, offering discipleship, and extending kindness to those around you. Your faithfulness in these small tasks will reveal your higher calling and open doors for greater opportunities to serve.
Do not be paralyzed by the enormity of your dreams or wait for perfection before taking action. Learn from the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30) where a servant was rebuked for burying his one talent. Talk to those who have already grown from one talent to many, for they once stood where you stand now. Seek their wisdom and guidance. Remember, significant impact begins with small steps. Take your talent out of hiding, invest it wisely, and trust that as you faithfully steward what you have, your purpose will unfold and grow.