What would motivate someone to join this movement? Call it perceived insignificance. Almost everyone wants to live a life with purpose. Recent problems with the world economy left many people feeling disenfranchised, insignificant. They want to live life with meaning, but feel powerless.
People have always felt shy, withdrawn and insignificant. Being part of a crowd offers a sense of empowerment, but without guidance, what prevents a crowd from becoming a mob? When a movement states its purpose positively, it can give its members something worth living for. The goals of the movement become their own purpose of life.
“We are the 99 percent!” is an appealing cry, but can a leaderless movement offer anyone significance?
Lately, those most involved in the “Occupy” movement have discovered that some people joined in the movement to do little more than draw negative attention through acts of violence against police, property owners and other even protesters. This doesn't help their movement gain acceptance. It doesn't give people something worth living for.
Those who truly believe the Occupy movement can change the world will not accomplish their goals without first empowering someone to lead the effort. Occupy protesters have lost faith in society’s leaders. They are hesitant to declare and empower new leaders, so is there a solution?
Jesus Christ came to give voice to the 99 percent. He came to set the captives free. He also came to offer the one percent a new beginning. He offers everyone who will listen the potential for a life with a purpose. This is not organized religion, but a personal relationship that you can begin today.
If you feel insignificant, if you feel that your voice is not being heard, you can speak with God today and be assured of His answer. Jesus can offer you that sense of purpose that you have battled to find. He can offer you eternal life and a cure for your loneliness. Perhaps it’s time to allow God to occupy your life! Here is a prayer you can say:
“Dear Jesus, I am sorry for the wrong things I have done, things that have hurt people and offended you. I ask that you become Lord of my life and that we walk this journey together. I know that You have offered me purpose and something worth living for. I want to live for you. In Jesus’ name. Amen!”
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- Bill Hennessy