You say you want a revolution… we all want to change the world.

The Beatles wrote and sang “Revolution” in 1968.  Lennon and McCartney looked at the landscape of our world and with the simplicity of song captured the emotions of a generation of people.  Growing up hearing this song, its words have seeped into my mind and they give fuel to a God given desire to see the world be different.

You say you want a revolution 
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world


Here is a question that runs through my off kilter brain.  Do we really want to change the world or do we just want it to be different?  Okay, so let me follow up with a couple more questions.

What would you do to change the world?  How would you take what you have and make the most of it in order to change the world?  Let’s make it smaller.  What would you do to influence 1,000,000 people for Christ over the next five years?  Would you be willing to take a risk?  Would you be willing to live on less?  Would you be willing to give more?  Would you be willing to learn a new language?  Would you be willing to go somewhere else and serve or maybe even live?

These kinds of questions can make us a bit uncomfortable.  They are intrusive to the core of how we live and view life.  I get that, I really do.  We have bills, mortgages, car payments, dentist bills, gas costs $4.50 a gallon and groceries are more expensive than ever.  We have jobs and a lot of dreams about education, family, vacations and careers.  We have issues like family conflict, health, energy for our bodies, and sports for our kids.  Our lives get so big and filled with so much, that the reality is we do want to change the world, we just cannot see how or what difference we can make.

Can I tell you a story?  Sure I can, it is my blog.

When I was a kid, I gravitated to the phrase… I want to change the world.  It still resonates so deeply in my heart and mind that I get goose bumps when I think about doing it.  I am not sure why this phrase grabs me so much, but one thing is for sure, I know that I will never produce the cure for cancer, HIV/AIDS or any other life threatening disease.  I know I will never invent something that shapes the way life is lived or how people use their time.  I am the guy who took special reading classes and had to take algebra three times just to get a C.  World change because of me?  Not in the equation.  Yet still I think every day about changing the world.

So over the years I have taken what I have and tried to use it to the fullest.  I shared Christ with my friends in High School, I taught bible studies on two campuses my senior year, I went to bible college and worked on skid row, was a junior high youth guy, a senior high youth guy, a college bible study leader, a missionary with Youth for Christ, I planted two churches and in this time, I believe God has done three things.

1)  I believe God has demonstrated kindness in that my life could be used for influence in His Kingdom.

2)  I believe God has prepared me every step of the way and fueled my life with courage and surrounded me with people who have compensated for my stupid’s.

3)  I believe God is launching me into a season that will literally influence for Christ over 1,000,000 people in the next five years.  Here is how.

We are going to equip and train 10,000 Pastor/leaders throughout the world in the next 5 years.  These pastors will represent somewhere in the neighborhood of 15,000-20,000 churches.  On average these churches will be anywhere from 75-150 people.  If you do the math, that is anywhere from 115,000 – 300,000 Christians we will influence by impacting their pastors.  Add to this the new churches that will be launched, the influence of these churches and Christians in each of their cities and we could easily influence for Christ over 1,000,000 people in the next five years.

Okay, so keep going and recognize that this influence does not stop in five years but keeps going.  The “Multiplied Impact” of what we are doing is amazing.  Guess what, I think we are going to change the world; at least I am going to do my part.

Want to join me? What would you do if you could influence over 1,000,000 people for Christ in the next 5 years?  Would you try?

Will you be a part of our prayer team?  None of this happens without prayer.  None of it!  If you will, send me your e-mail and I will send you my Prayer News Letter.  If you prefer I will add you to my snail mail list if you send me your address.

Will you help us financially?  Our ministry is a total faith adventure.  Right now, we have everything we need in place to train close to 5000 pastors inIndiaover the next 4 years.  The only thing we lack is finances.  If you would consider becoming a part of our support team, please go to our website where you can give securely on-line.  You can also send a check to the address on our website.  All gifts are tax deductable and checks can be made to LINC.

Maybe you need to join us on one of our trips to see first hand what God is up to through this ministry.  If that is the case, you can go to our website and contact me there.

Over the years God has moved me from a person who wanted the world to be different to a person who is committed to use what he has to change the world.  I will never live any other way!  Off… we go now.      

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To contact me directly 

~ by OFF we go now on May 3, 2011.

One Response to “You say you want a revolution… we all want to change the world.”

  1. Didn’t Moses have a stuttering problem? He probably needed tutoring, but never received it! It’s amazing how GOD uses our weaknesses to do great things and bring glory to Himself. I read somewhere that our real spiritual gifts are revealed in the work He wants to do through us, and we can never know unless we do the work! What a paradox…Off I go now!

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