Be the Change

most people are waiting
they're waiting for the change
the change that will change the world
reform it
refresh it
renew it
remind it
of what it was, is, and could still be

these people have the right idea
but they're missing the key component
it rests in one simple word swap

when you change it, it goes like this:

some people are being
they're being the change
the change that is changing the world
reforming it
refreshing it
renewing it
reminding it
of what it was, is, and is becoming

and they're people just like you
not all professors
or scientists
or phd's

they're parents
and teenagers
and kids
and older people
just doing what God has put in place for them to do

the world just needs you
being where God has placed you
doing His will in your life

the world just needs you
being the change
right where you are
in every single area of your life

and you know what?
it might be something huge

if it is, that's amazing
and if isn't, that's amazing too
becuase it means
that He has something much better in store for you

and remember
even small things can be can worth more than we think
they usually are

so just be where He has you
don't wait for the change
be the change
in every single thing you do

don't wait for the change
be the change

becuase, remember that
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.." // Philippians 4:13 

and that's the only way that we can ever be the change- through Him

this picture reminds me of what the world could begin to look like.... if we all began to be the change


Just some random thoughts, mostly to myself. It's not quite a poem, but it's not quite a regular type of post either. It's mainly just some scattered thoughts that I attempted to put together as a post. Anyway, I hope it can somehow inspire  you- along with me- to be the change in the world by simply doing what God has for us to do- no matter what it is. ♥


  1. this is so good <3333 Beautiful post!


  2. That is awesome!! Be the change is one of my favorite quotes. <3

    1. Thank you, Mikayla! It's one of my favorite quotes as well. =)

  3. Wow! This was absolutely amazing. I loved this post immensely. It's definitely one I'll keep referring to. Thank you!

    1. Thank you, Bethany! I'm so glad you were encouraged. <3

  4. So much beautifulness in this! (and in you, my dear!) <3

  5. This is gorgeous! I love this Emily! Continue shining this beautiful light!!!!

    1. Thank you, Kara! You are a lovely example of this yourself, and through your blog. xx

  6. This is so perfect...instead of complaining about the change needed, let's BE the change for His glory!! It's so hard, but isn't it also so worth it?! It's lovely, Emily. ♥

    1. Thanks for the comment, Hosanna! You are so right- it's often hard, but it's so worth it. I see this in you and through your blog- keep up the good work! ♥

  7. YESSSS WE WILL LET HIM BE THE CHANGE IN AND THROUGH US. <333 What are some ideas you have on how we can be the change this week? This post was so true...great post, Emily!!

    1. Yes, we will! :)
      Ideas... wow, there's so many that could be a good starting place! I think that all changes start small and grow from there, so perhaps focusing on being the change in our families might be a good place so start? That's my goal for this week, and I would love it if you joined me! <3
      Thanks so much, Ariel! xx

  8. That was really good!

    Laura @ flowersinmybasket.blogspot.com


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