Be the Agent of Change

by Pastor Alton Trimble

Daily Word for Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Agent of Change 33

No one can argue successfully that the world we all are inhabiting has no need for change. In fact, most would have a laundry list of things they would like to see changed today or tomorrow at the latest.

If our world will change at any point, it will be because we each become Agents of that change.

Change demands agency. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that; hatred cannot drive our hatred, only love can do that.”

So the Agency is clear; darkness must have light to change and hatred must have love to change.

In our own lives, change has come as a result of an Agency of some sort; perhaps it was spiritual, familial, educational, environmental, need or pain; something aided us in changing.

Dr. King further said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’”

Our desire for change must be anchored in a passion for helping others to change. Our problem is, to change others, we must first change ourselves.

So what is the Agency of our needed change?

It is our spending time in the Word of God, where the Holy Spirit can be that transforming Agent of change in our hearts and minds.

The Bible says in II Corinthians 3:17-18, “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

The word “transformed” comes from the Greek word, Metamorphoo; it is the word we get metamorphosis from.

A metamorphosis is a complete change; one that creates new capacities and abilities.

Jesus told the Disciples to wait for the day of Pentecost when they would receive the Power of the Holy Spirit and then would be able to be witnesses. They needed this Spiritual Agency to create in them the needed change for serving God as His Ambassadors.

Dear Friend, the degree to which you continue in God’s Word is directly corollary to the level of change you will experience personally and the degree to which you will be able to be an Agent of change in someone else’s life.

Change needs an Agent; would that be you?

3 thoughts on “Be the Agent of Change

  1. Michael

    Amen PT, I fully agree.
    I like the way you’ve structured today’s word. All of us need to have God work in us and have God constantly change our hearts since we are not perfect.
    The race is of endurance and I am constantly striving to become better. When God works on me in one area of my life, it seems like there is always another area of darkness that needs His light. However, this serves as a constant reminder on how much I depend on God and how much grace abounds in my life. With God’s help I can change.
    Once we allow God to direct us and lead us, He can use anyone of us as His agent of change. I’ve learned that you don’t have to be a great orator (Moses for example), rich, hold positions of authority, or Ivy League educated to be an agent of change for God. As a matter of fact those things make it about you and not God. Prayer and faith that God will position you as an agent of change in the right area at the right time.

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  2. We must occupy until The Lord Jesus comes, being the change; therefore promoting change. We are called to be Agents of Change and to stand for the word of God, oftentimes that edict comes from a prodding that sets us on course.

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  3. Logan III

    Change requires a willingness to do so, much like the story in the Bible about the Potter and the clay. The clay had to submit to the skilled hands of the Potter just like we must submit to the skill hands of the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. We as Believers must be the change that we want to see in the world. Let’s be world changers. Change is a big thing, that start with small steps, like inviting someone to Church or making Tithing and Bible study a part of your weekly activities.

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