What does it mean to start a revolution? Is it possible to create change in people’s lives at home and around the world? Your initial response may be “Not in a million years,” but according to bestselling author Joyce Meyer, a revolution is at hand and it will transform everything in its wake.
THE LOVE REVOLUTION is a powerful call for every man, woman and child to live out their faith through love. The creed is simply “I take up compassion and surrender my excuses. I stand against injustice and commit to live out simple acts of God’s love. I refuse to do nothing. This is my resolve. I am the love revolution.” Over 15 chapters, Meyer details our need for a love revolution and the impact it can have on our lives, communities and world.
Meyer writes, “We need to overthrow the dominance of selfish, self-centered living our lives. Nothing will change in our world unless each one of us is willing to change. We often wish the world would change without stopping to realize that the condition of the world is the result of the way we live our individual lives and of the choices we make every day.” These are the profound words that one really must absorb in order to make a difference in this world. Unless we actually want to change, things will always stay the same. All the pain, all the suffering, all the hatred…it won’t go anywhere. And that’s why we need to take a stand to change, to do something different. We have the power to bring about some good in this world, and it is our responsibility to do so as human beings.
Meyer goes on to explain that, though many of us want answers for all the pain, suffering and hatred in the world, we often hold back because we feel unable or inept to make a difference. Each day, there are more than one billion people on the planet earning less than a dollar for the day’s labor, and there are 30,000 children dying. What can you or I do to make a tangible difference? More than we think! Though selfishness and greed are behind much of the world’s poverty and injustice --- including starvation, sex trafficking and abuse --- they can be defeated through generosity and selflessness. When we choose to speak up, when we choose to give, when we choose to ge