His bold shirt immediately caught my attention. He was patiently waiting in the long Customs line at the port. We’d both just returned home from vacation. The crowded room was packed with travelers from all over the world, but this one man stood out.
He kind of looked like an elderly Norwegian weight lifter. He was obviously in good shape, and his bright eyes and upturned smile quietly spoke of passion and purpose.
I wanted to cut through the throng over to where he was planted and ask him about his life. “What makes your heart come alive, sir?”
I was incredibly challenged by the message his attire declared.
The black t-shirt was emblazoned with 2 simple words in neon yellow. Two words proclaiming, “My life is going to make a difference.” Two words that tipped the scales from mediocre to magnificent:
The guy in the black t-shirt was a world changer, and I wanted to join his club. I want my life to make a difference in this world.
I want to make history, not excuses.
How about you? Are you ready to change the world for Jesus? In the New Testament, we see how God used simple, uneducated men to change the course of history. They weren’t talented or super geniuses. They just allowed God to use them and followed the leading of the Holy Spirit.
If you want to “Make History,” I’ve got 4 suggestions on how you can start today right where you are.
4 Ways You Can Make History
“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life” (I Timothy 6:17-19).
Let’s turn the world upside-down for Jesus. Make history, my friends.
Lyli Dunbar loves teaching. For 17 years, she mentored teenagers in the Christian school setting, and now she has serves as Associate Director of Curriculum at Trinity International University Florida. Lyli married her Prince Charming in her 40’s and has a heart for encouraging young couples and singles in God’s waiting room. She enjoys road trips with her husband, connecting with women through Bible study, and reading way too many books. Lyli writes about life lessons and faith on her personal blog. You may also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.