I can’t imagine what it would be like to tell the Apostle Paul that I, as a pastor, have the ability to preach a message that goes all over the globe. Yet thanks to the wonders of technology (and a team of very talented people), today, one sermon — given in a single location — can be heard in every continent on earth. This is the reality of the world we live in, and while we’re always quick to condemn the evils brought about by the electronic age, it might behoove us to focus on the positive. Just as a transformed society ultimately emerged after the Black Death pandemic in the 14th century, I believe the Lord is setting the stage for a revolutionary movement in history during this time. Rather than socialism or communism, which kill, I’m hopeful that what will emerge is a world in which the flow of information will lead to a free exchange of ideas that makes government less important. Just as stock brokers, travel agents, and other “middle men” have become increasingly irrelevant thanks to the internet, I am convinced that access to a wealth of knowledge has the power to shape a culture that is less reliant on politicians and so-called experts. All of this is to say that I’m confident there is more positive potential today than we realize. As Christians, we can take heart because God has positioned us at this unique point in history on purpose. He is doing something great in His Church, and He’s inviting us to take part in the divine movement already stirring in the hearts and souls of millions!
My friend, your Savior doesn’t make mistakes, and He chose you to be alive today! While many people are digesting and ruminating on the negative messages that seek to engulf them, you are a positive leader who keeps your head above the sea of confusion. The Lord is doing something glorious in your heart right now, and He is using this season to prepare you for your role in His revival. You are chosen to carry the Good News of the Gospel to everyone you encounter, so keep pressing into God’s presence and make yourself available to His greater plan and purpose!