The world was never transformed by people who followed the crowd or went with the status quo. The world has been shaped (and will probably always be shaped) by people who think differently.
For some reason, they listen to a different drum beat.
This is the reason why the early church that we see in the Book of Acts, transformed the world. They thought differently. They acted differently. More or less, they listened not only to a different drum beat, but they listened to a different drummer.
Unless Christ-followers are willing to think differently and do things differently, we will never make an impact in the world.
I have been challenging people in our church with this thought: “In the last 6 to 12 months, if someone has not called you ‘crazy’ or ‘insane,’ then you are probably not living the radical life that Christ is calling you to live.”
Why do we always settle for the status quo or things that are comfortable or safe?
Christ has called us to a life that is different. A life that is full of adventure that requires faith and trust in the One that can lead us. I don’t know about you, but I want to experience this kind of life.
But in order to have this kind of life, Christ bids us to come and die, so that we might truly live (Mk 8:34-35).
One of my favorite commercials by Apple is the one where they show film footage of famous people who literally transformed the world. In the background a voice says,
What will the world say about us, as Christ-followers?