The Power of Movement – Ignite Change Series
The Ignite Change Series
The Power of Movement
Frequently, the single most significant factor in creating change in our environment is taking one step towards our destination. This is the power of movement.
Inactivity is the prison of purpose, and many purpose driven lives remain sidelined simply because we never take the first step onto the arena of battle.
Inactivity is the prison of purpose.
I have personally face planted into this wall more times than I’d like to admit. I like plans. More specifically, I like detailed, fool proof, well thought out, and thoroughly tested plans. I like them because they’re safe.
— Jeremy Binns (@Jeremy_Binns) July 18, 2012
Change is a unique creature though, and it rarely survives for extended periods of time in an environment of safety. We unleash the power of movement when we see our destination and begin to move in that direction with decided determination.
The Power of Movement in Action:
I recently returned from a P.E.A.K. →mission trip involving 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. These remarkable students and leaders boldly presented the Gospel in every environment they were placed. I watched them minister in restaurants, neighborhoods, schools, day cares, and even theme parks.
These courageous individuals were not waiting for the perfect conditions. They had a purpose, and they were determined to move in that direction regardless of the circumstance. They embraced the power of movement during this short 10 day trip and witnessed 237 children and adults make the decision to give their lives to Christ.
Witnessing these events has resulted in one of the most radical perspective changes I’ve ever experienced. I watched about 20 kids have a greater impact in 10 days than many churches have in 10 years! When I ask myself why God was able to do such extraordinary things through these lives, I keep coming back to two main ideas:
Two keys to extraordinary effectiveness:
- The Significance of Purpose. They knew what they were there for.
- The Power of Movement. They were constantly advancing towards their goals.
When you apply the power of movement to the significance of purpose, dramatic results are inevitable!
When you apply the power of movement to the significance of purpose, dramatic results are inevitable! — Jeremy Binns (@Jeremy_Binns) July 18, 2012
What areas of purpose in your life have become stagnant with inactivity? Right now, determine to put the power of movement into action. Then, if you’re feeling really bold, solidify your resolve by telling us about it. Make a declaration of your intention in the comments below.