‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths’ – Proverbs 3:5-6

So, this past week I was lucky enough to go to Soul Survivor (a christian festival) with a bunch of people from my church youth group and some of my amazing friends as well. I could literally sit here all day and talk about the amazing things that happened to us all during our time there. I could talk about every experience, the atmosphere, the talks, friendships, ways our faith got deeper, the worship and every other little detail, but instead I feel I should touch on one thing in particular. 

Something that was spoken about a lot during the talks was that WE, right now are the generation of change. Almost everyday there would be some encouragement spoken over us to help people to go home and step out. They would encourage us to rise up the churches we came from, to help the church change in ways for the better. 

Today, as myself and others who came to Soul Survivor stepped back into our Church, of course, naturally we had so much on our minds from the week that we just experienced. After the service, a few of us came together just to talk as you do… but for some reason we all had a similar mindset. We wanted to see change. We spoke for a while about these things that we felt needed to change…we discussed how lucky we were to have this building and fellowship with people who attend our church…then we encouraged each other to start to act on the change we wanted to see. 

You may be thinking ‘how on earth does this effect me?’. Well, the reason I’m telling this story is because I want to encourage you. Whoever you are, whatever church you attend or any organisation you go to… you can change things for the better. Don’t be afraid to step out even if you’re the only person who does (because the chances are that someone feels the same as you, just hasn’t stepped out yet). If you feel strongly on your heart that changes need to made, there’s probably a reason for it. God puts things on our hearts not only to help a situation but to challenge us to trust in Him and take that leap of faith. So do it…trust in Him, take that step and be the start of change. Put your full trust in Jesus, let Him take the lead. Let Him lead you. Because that’s when change will begin to happen and begin to make a difference for everyone. 

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Lydia is the Founder & director of Every Season Counts. She is the eldest of 10, meaning that she has 9 younger siblings; 4 sisters & 5 brothers! She is passionate about all things photography and loves design.

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