“And be renewed in the spirit of your mind…” Ephesians 4:23
So how’s that for a pretentious title today? Well, yes, it is, but there is also some truth to it. If you are like me, it can get discouraging to see the news of the world we live in. Crime, responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, school shootings, the plight of those who try to emigrate from horrible political and social systems- the list goes on and on.
Sometimes we feel so helpless to make things better. We can’t change these issues on a macro level. Anxiety is caused by feeling loss of control of the world around us. This sounds like a recipe for significant anxiety!
So, what CAN we control?
We can control those small decisions that we make every day. We can decide to make the world a little better place for the next person we meet. We can decide to volunteer in our community to make it a safer and healthier place. We can get a COVID vaccination to help stop the spread of the disease and help protect ourselves and our loved ones. We can write an encouraging note to someone, or just send a random text that tells someone dear that we love them.
Yes, there are dozens of little decisions that we can make, in order to make the world around us a bit better. Remember my favorite mantra- “Good behavior beats bad thinking”
So, go ahead and change the world- by making your little piece of the world better.
Prayer: Lord, give us the vision to make our little space a better one for having been there, Amen