Never Settle exists because we believe you can be a world-changer. You have passions, skills, and things special about you. You can use them to help people and make the world a better place. For that reason, I would like to personally invite you to World Change 2014 in Indianapolis.
I have always believed that there is a deep yearning in the heart of people to matter, to make a difference, to leave a mark on this world. At the very heart of Never Settle lies a decision every person must make at some point in his life. Will I continue to live a life of mediocrity, settling for the status quo and never making a lasting impact on this world? Or will I leave mediocrity behind and make that defining decision to go “all in” and become a world-changer?
Most of us choose to live in a band of mediocrity. We don’t mean to but lets face it, life is comfortable there. We can get up, go to work, run the kids to their sporting events, go home, turn on the TV and put blinders on to the rest of the world and the problems that they face every day. Why should I care anyway?
Whether you realize it or not, we have all been given a higher calling. We are called to be hands & feet to a hurting world and until we get the fact that it is up to us to do something, the world will never change. You don’t have to go any farther than the evening news to hear about the Ebola epidemic, women being sold into sex-trafficking or children being raised in such extreme poverty that they don’t even have access to clean water, something you and I take for granted every single day. The need is great. It can be overwhelming when you think about it. You can start to believe that just one person really can’t make that big of a difference. Try telling that to Mother Theresa or Martin Luther King or the Apostle Paul. The difference between them and so many people is that defining moment in their lives when they chose to go all in. Mother Theresa once said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” We have to develop what I call, “dirty hands and broken hearts”. Our compassion has to unite with action. We must not only feel, we must do something about it no matter how unequipped we might think we are.
The great news is God is in the business of using ordinary people to do extraordinary things. That takes the pressure off us when we unite with his power. All that is required of us is that we make that all important decision to go all in. Enough is enough. The world can’t wait for us to get our act together. The status quo isn’t good enough anymore and I refuse to do nothing.
Will you go all in and live an extraordinary life that makes a difference or sell out to mediocrity? It’s your defining moment. Choose to never settle and change the world. If you believe in this mission just as much as I do, or if you’re just curious to hear more, I encourage you to attend World Change Day on Dec. 14, 2014. If you’re unable to come but want to show solidarity, don’t hesitate to donate to the campaign.
Mindy Pittman, Community Manager, Never Settle