This is a bit of a flashback but bear with me. When I was in AP Chemistry in high school, I really enjoyed my time. It was first period, and my senioritis was palpable when I entered the room. Many days I played the social butterfly & chatted the time away.
One day my teacher pulled me aside. She said that I was a catalyst for the other students. She told me that if I came in focused on being productive, everyone else was too. But if I was chatty and distracting, then most of the class followed suit. The latter was unusual for us since we were studious, generally quiet kids. I got right very quickly, and she was right, everyone else fell in line.
That was one of the first times I realized the power of presence. Like a catalyst that speeds up reactions just by being there: Your presence can make all the difference.
What are you a catalyst for? What do you energize others to do? Yesterday, I spoke about stepping into your fruit-bearing calling.
Sometimes we are hesitant to do it because we are unsure anyone would want what we offer or would follow our lead. The truth is, just like with my class, people are taking cues from us all the time whether we realize it or not.
Imagine if we were all more intentional about it & go all in on our fruit-bearing calling, each of us can change our corner of the world for the better & collectively CHANGE THE WORLD.