‘It isn’t you. It’s what you’re gripped with.’

You don’t need to know a lot of things in order to make a huge difference in the world for the Lord.

You just have to know a few basic simple glorious majestic obvious unchanging eternal things and be gripped by them and be willing to lay down your life for them, which is why anybody in this crowd can make a worldwide difference.

Because it isn’t you. It’s what you’re gripped with.

The sad thing is, many of you do not want to make a difference. All you want is to be liked.

Don’t buy that dream, the American dream: a nice job, a nice family, a nice retirement… collecting shells

as the last chapter before you stand before the creator of the universe.

– John Piper ‘How to make a difference in the world

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