Catalyst: Any substance of which a small proportion notably affects the reaction rate of a chemical reaction without itself being changed or consumed. One molecule may transform several million reactant molecules a minute. In plain English, a catalyst will change their surrounding environment without being changed itself.
Chameleon: a person who often changes his or her beliefs or behavior in order to please others or to succeed; a lizard with the unusual ability to change the color of the skin according to his environment.
Our lost and dying world needs Kingdom Citizens who are so full of God's Word that it oozes out of their very pores. Catalysts who change whatever environment they enter. People with an unshakable foundation of Biblical morality and integrity could walk into a bar, and before the evening is over, lives would be forever changed. Drinking and hooking up would be the last thing on people's minds because a catalyst walked in and they felt the change in their environment. The Holy Spirit is ushered in with a catalyst, and the Holy Spirit convicts, and draws people to God and repentance! Bible-thumping, yelling, condemning and telling people they are going to hell, won't do it.
The problem today is that far too many "believers" are more chameleon than catalyst. They blend in and change to fit in with their environment and no one can tell them from sinners. They become their environment!
Jesus didn't save us to go live in a monastery, segregated from the very world that needs Him. They may not physically live in a monastery, but they live separated lives where they only socialize with fellow believers and pride themselves in only listening to "Christian" music and only going places and doing things "Christians" would do. There's a time and place for that, when you first start out, but what good are we to the Kingdom if we never interact with or get to know (and let them know us) those in the world who need us most. If we are full of God's Word and understand the "power that works within us", we can walk boldly into any situation, change the environment and lead the lost to Jesus, their Savior!
This lost, damaged and dying world does not need another chameleon. It needs catalysts! How can you be a catalyst? It begins from within: And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Transform your mind, transform your world!
When you enter a chaotic environment, do you bring peace? Or do you absorb the chaos and become anxious and agitated? When I walk into a room, I believe the Holy Spirit and all the gifts that go with it come with me and overtake chaos and strife! Yes! Peace, be still!
You were bought with a price; bought with the blood of Jesus. Your life is no longer your own. People are living lives of desperation and misery while the 'God hole' within them longs for Him. We have the answer! We don't have time to waste as chameleons! Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Imagine a nation full of Kingdom citizens...People walking in unshakable integrity. Kingdom Catalysts rise up and change your world! Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Romans 12:2 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 Joshua 1:9
Be a Kingdom light shining in the darkness,
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