What is your why? It’s a simple question, often overshadowed by the allure of refining our personal beliefs—or theology. But when we really think about it, our ‘why’ isn’t merely about seeking theological clarity. It’s bigger, much bigger. It’s about impacting the world in positive ways.

It’s about doing good.

Now, imagine the world as a vast ocean, its waves shaped by our collective actions. When we do good, when we make others’ well-being a priority, we generate waves of positivity. These waves ripple out, reaching corners far and wide. In essence, every act of good is like casting a stone into the water, creating ripples of change that, although small at first, have the potential to become a tidal wave of positivity.

However, in our quest to polish our beliefs, we can sometimes lose sight of this ocean. We become so entangled in the intricacies of our personal theology that we forget about the waves we could be making. But here’s the thing—perfecting our raft doesn’t mean we stop creating waves. The beauty of the human journey is that we can do both.

Remember your ‘why’. Remember the ocean waiting for your ripples. Let your actions speak. Let them ripple out and shape the world. After all, it’s our behavior—not our beliefs—that make the greatest impact on the world around us.

Stephen Boudreau serves as VP of Brand and Community at Virtuous Software. For over two decades, he has helped nonprofits leverage the digital space to grow their impact. To that end, Stephen co-founded RaiseDonors, a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and experiences that remove barriers to successful online fundraising. He is an avid (but aging) soccer player, audiobook enthusiast, and the heavily-disputed UNO champion of his household.

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