Changing the World

One of my favorite albums right now is John Mayer’s Continuum. I read something that made me think about the song Waiting On the World to Change. Here are the lyrics. Please take a moment to read them.

John Mayer
Waiting on the World to Change

Me and all my friends
We're all misunderstood
They say we stand for nothing and
There's no way we ever could
Now we see everything is going wrong
With the world and those who lead it
We just feel like we don't have the means
To rise above and beat it 

So we keep waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
It’s hard to beat the system
When we're standing at a distance
So we keep waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change 

Now if we had the power
To bring our neighbors home from war
They would have never missed a Christmas
No more ribbons on their door
When you trust your television
What you get is what you got
‘Cuz’ when they own the information ooohhh,
They can bend it all they want 

So while we're waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
It's not that we don't care
We just know that the pot ain't fair
So we keep waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change 

(Guitar solo) 

We're still waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
One day our generation
Is gonna rule the population 

So we keep on waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
Know we keep on waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
We keep on waiting (waiting)
Waiting on the world to change
Waiting on the world to change
Waiting on the world to change
Waiting on the world to change

Then I came across these quotes in Soul Cravings:

Is it possible that God created us with the power to create the wold of our choosing?

. . .

It may seem way too simple, but the world will change when we change.

-Erwin Mcmanus

It’s so easy to blame others, to blame God for the problems in our world. But really we are fully capapble to bring change into the world one life at a time. I may be just as guilty as John Mayer on blaming the world’s problems on the previous generation. But there is something inside each of us that desires to bring about a better world. Why wait? Why don’t we step up and fix what we can fix?

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