Yang katabi mo sa fx na nagka-clash of clans, that person will change the world.

Yung kaklase mo na babagsak bagsak, that person will change the world.

Yang tao sa salamin (oo! Yang pogi/magandang tao na yan), that person will change the world.

For 3 days I have been with almost 15,000 people most of which are young people who come from the different campuses of our nations.

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That’s 15,000 strong! Finally change is possible!

I was deep in thought for the past few days, I have been dreaming about the things to come. Here are the things I saw and believe will be the reason why we can change the world for the better in our generation:

BECAUSE GOD SAID SO

Friends, I can tell you, I wouldn’t be where I am right now without God. He is the reason I can even write articles like this one or why the company we started a year ago is still here and is under way to expand.

One of the most important reasons why we can change the world is because it was said in his word.

“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” – Acts 2:17

His word is mighty and powerful! When God promises you something He delivers.

I have been moneyless, naglalakad ako papunta sa client meetings, bumagsak ako, natalo sa mga projects yet I’m still here, alive and kicking! I am a living witness to His love and power. I tell you my friend, no matter what happens His word never fails.

WE CAN USE TECHNOLOGY ON OUR SIDE

Technology is more advanced than ever. Being a professional in the field of science and tech myself, I have the vision that we can be more than who we are right now. Filipinos aren’t just meant to be call center agents!

We were meant to lead advancements in technology. I believe the Philippines can become the capital of technological advancements in the Asia.

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I have seen interns going to us absorbing everything like sponge and learning advanced website development skills and applied mobile programming in just 1 month.

Almost everything can be learned from the internet and Filipinos love staying online. What you post, what you say can make a great impact to our world. Instead of sharing articles about vanity or about blaming another politician, why not share articles that encourage and give hope?

AFTER YEARS OF FOLLOWING

We are ready to lead… Yes! You might not know it but each and every one of us is called to be a leader, not a boss but a LEADER!

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The difference between being a boss and a leader is that a boss will just give orders but a leader will lead the charge. A leader doesn’t give a command that he himself will not be willing to execute at any given time.

We are all leaders and the first one you should lead is yourself.

BECAUSE YOU DESPERATELY (WANT) *NEED TO CHANGE

Before we think about changing the world, we must look at ourselves first. Like what my pal Ghandi once said,

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

You want change. In fact, you don’t just want it, you desperately want it. It was wired in our generation to improve ourselves, to seek ways on how we can learn and grow. It’s like there’s always something we can do more with our lives.

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Some of you may be feeling lost right now but here’s the thing, you can’t be lost without a destination. Being lost sometimes is a good thing. Being lost reminds us that there is in fact a destination.

In one snap of His finger God can set you back on the right track! My friend, you just took the detour and it in any day you can make the decision to go back to your journey. Your past doesn’t matter. You have a choice! You can choose to change.

SOMEDAY IS TODAY, THAT SOMEONE IS YOU

We were told that we live in a broken and cruel world. Our lives are torn by pain, suffering and despair. However we must always remind ourselves that the good things in this world are worth fighting for.

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No matter what you’ve been through or what you’re going through right now, you are the change that is coming. No matter what pain you have experienced in the past, no matter your insecurities or doubt, you are what this world has been waiting for.

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All that’s left is for you to do is rise and decide to take action now: pick up pieces of litter on the streets, learn new things, and be concerned about our rivers. Let’s make that “Someday I will be better” to “Today I will be better”!

Finally I want to share with you this verse about how God commanded us to be an agent of change

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2

God is telling us that through Him we can change our broken world for the better. So face the mirror and say to that person,

Changing the world for the better is possible, that day is today and that someone is you!

What do part can you play to change the world for the better in our generation? Share your thoughts below!