Do you believe that you can’t change the world? There can be an overwhelming sense of helpless when you realize how vast the world and its problems are. So many of our community members at Elevate Church Edmonton also grapple with this seemingly impossible issue. You want to change the world, but you don’t believe you can change it. Let me let you in on a secret – you can be the change you want.

We can be the change not just in our lives, but in the lives around us and through that the world. Here’s are some thoughts on how you can do that.

Believe it

The first step that you need to take is to actually believe you can change and impact the world.

Can you solve the Syrian crisis? Can you eradicate poverty and hunger? Can you be the harbinger of world peace?

Of course, you can’t. The thing is you don’t have to solve the world’s problems if you want to change.

Look at problems closer to home!

Your city. Your community. Your circle of family and friends.

If you want to make a difference, that’s where you need to start.

Offer your best goodness

Believe it or not, you have an impact on the world around. You are constantly meeting and interacting with people at work, in your community, and among your family. Are you offering the best and most helpful version of yourself? By just being accommodating and not being rude, you create a positive ripple effect. You make everyone’s lives easier. And, just like that you change the world.

Go the extra mile and always be helpful to any friends or family members who need it.

Get involved in the community

A single person is never responsible for change. When people join together, they form a community, this is when change, on a large scale is possible.

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is one such community. By the combined efforts of donors and volunteers, they are helping people grow food and achieve sustainability across the globe.

Even Jesus Christ appointed 12 apostles to help him. In fact, the Word of God only spread through the world because of them.

So, join a community. Change multiplies when we join hands with others.

The world always needs a helping hand to be better. You can be a part of that helping hand. And, you are not on your own. There are so many of us at Elevate Church Edmonton who are striving to make the world a better place. You can join us and we can do this together – we can change the world for the better.