Christian author, Lee Strobel, in his book The Case for Faith, talks about a sign on the door of his office. It’s a picture of two turtles. One says, “Sometimes I’d like to ask why God allows poverty, famine, and injustice when He could do something about it.” Next to him, the other turtle replies, “I’m afraid God might ask me the same question.”
So many question God’s motives… and silently they sit and wait on Him to do something about the problems in the world. They tweet about God’s apathy… and post Instagram photos depicting starving children with the caption “Where’s God?” All the while, the situation could be that He is waiting for us to act. Time and time again in scripture, we are told to go out and change the world… to make a difference… to be the salt and light in the darkness. We are charged to live unselfishly with convicted hearts filled with love and generosity. We are knitted together to be world-changers not critics… difference-makers and not judges. And all the while God promises to equip us with opportunity, wisdom, and the right words at the right time without fail. Let’s commit to spend less time complaining about the world and more time living out God’s commission for it.