Expert Author Olachi Amah

Change can be in both ways, positively or negatively; as long as there is a paradigm shift; but as an advocate of positivism, as people would say "look on the brighter side". An agent is someone who works for someone, something, an entity or organization, a representative.

But as little as it may sound, have you thought about the next door neighbor who cries every morning out of pain, out of hunger and depression, and you have gotten so used to the sound, that you see it as an alarm? What about the woman in your work place who wear the same dress or set of dresses every day? You can actually tell how her wardrobe looks like without visiting her apartment. What about the gate-man whose shoes have worn out and cannot afford to buy another pair? What did you do about the two friends that quarrel all the time in your compound that has made headlines and topic for gossip around town and you can even tell when next a quarrel would be triggered?

Change is a state of dynamism, where something that has been becomes altered, no longer following the normal cause. An agent of change does not need to have it all figured out, becoming a professor, having the knowledge of the books on psychology. Sometimes, it does not require formal education to make a difference. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matt 5:16)

A sense of satisfaction and inner peace we get when someone tells us, everything will be alright is all that is needed. There is an indelible mark an agent of change makes that turns things around. An agent of change is never satisfied when things are wrong. We keep our minds on the big things and forget that it is the little things that make up the big things. Some are waiting for special recognition and certificate awarded to them tagged "agent of change" before they can be convinced they are the best candidate for the job. It is not about what people call you, but what you call yourself. The extents you can go to make the world a better place is not determined by how people have graded you. Most times they are wrong, but we believe them because we lack in self-discovery. Some people wait for that motivational message or videos that would make them jump for their seats and feel they can touch the sky. You only become an agent of something, a representative of something, when that thing has worked for you and affected you, because you cannot represent what you know nothing about. Do not wait for the pastor to call you out and recognize your services in the house of God before you get a confirmation that you are an agent of change. You have been saved to save others.

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