Do you have any idea how absolutely essential you are? Last week I wrote in a post entitled You ARE an Entrepreneur, You WILL Change the World, that said: “We are born to change the world. Or else, we are unnecessary.” It really struck a chord with people. I think it’s because most people have never been told they can change the world. Or that they should.

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Judging by my experience with most of the human race, I’m going to suggest that you have no idea how essential you are. You have no idea how many people to whom you are essential. No idea of the impact you have on the lives of so many people.

Here’s my theory…and I reserve the right to be wrong about it:

God made you to the change the world.

Or else there is no purpose…and I have this hunch like He doesn’t do anything without a purpose.

Have you ever thought of yourself as a world-changer? 

Have you ever truly believed that you are essential to this world?

Have you ever acknowledged the incredible power with which you were born?

What is stopping you?

13 thoughts on “You Were Born for This | Change the World

  1. Bob Winchester says:

    Great simple post Matt! The world is too cynical nowadays… There are many who would roll your eyes if you tried telling them something like this, but I believe! You have to be right!

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      And even if I’m wrong…I think the world would be a better place if more people believed they can.

    2. Mark Sieverkropp says:

      You’re so right Bob…but I can’t help but imagine how amazingly different the world was if more people would entertain this thought for an hour or two–I’ll bet it would totally change how they act for the rest of the day!

  2. Jon Stolpe says:

    I know God made me special. And I know I can make an impact on the world – especially if I keep the ultimate Creator first in my life. I’m thankful that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. As for power, I know that my only true power can come from God…His power is made perfect in my weakness.

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      Can I get an Amen?

      1. Jon Stolpe says:


  3. Katherine Leicester says:

    Awhile back, before Jon Acuff had published “Start,” he was interviewed on the Ramsey show. Jon said that when Dave invited him to join the team, he said “Do you want to change the world?”

    At the time, I was stuck in a horrid situation, frustrated with my inability to do anything worthwhile. Jon’s comment made me so mad I cried. Goofy, juvenile, but all I could think of was “Nobody’s asking me if I want to change the world!” Then, more quietly “I want to change the world, too.”

    I don’t know if I was born to do it, but I know I have to try.

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      I love it Katherine!

      Dave and Jon are changing the world. For good.

  4. Steve Pate says:

    I would add that it’s “okay” to think that you can change your community/world for the positive. That mine set gives me tons of confidence and I can look back and see the impact I had have so far!

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      It’s more than OK…it’s life-giving in a sense.

  5. Mark Sieverkropp says:

    Man bro, what an awesome paradigm shift. Just think of how the world would change if everyone looked at themselves and their life this way!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Travis Scott says:

    I thought this was an appropriate quote for today…especially the last sentence:

    “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    ― Apple Inc.

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      Brilliant! Absolutely love this.

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