So today is the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. Much has been said about what it means to be a difference maker in the Trump era. But this isn't a political post. This is a post about you, about me. If you don't like where society finds itself today, YOU must be the change you wish to see.
Whatever changes you would like to effect in our society has to begin with you. This means that we should each try with every moment afforded to us by God, to be an example of what we preach and teach. Everyone is tired of hearing things by people and never seeing them done by the same people.
This also means our actions and our words should reflect what we say we believe. So many people live these compartmentalized lives, saying one thing, doing another and confusing the heck out of all who are watching and then wondering why they get no respect and have no impact.
The people who have left a legacy in the world are the people who have created change, impacted societies by being accountable for what THEY DID. The phase that we "should keep things 100" (which I confess I use) is of no use if we think we can take a day off from this commitment. Truth is truth and truth is, you can change no one but yourself. This world needs what each good human being has to offer it. If you are driven by Godly principles even more so but you can't change a dog gone thing, if you don't look within and work on you first.
Each one of us has the opportunity to leave a stamp on this world by making our lives meaningful in a thousand ways and making the lives of others better than they ever thought possible. If you want to see change you must first start within. It’s that simple and it’s that profound.
I hope you choose to change the world around you. Your city. Your hood. I pray you start with you.