One person can make a difference.
As a Christian, you know this already.
Thinking about some of those popular Bible examples, we have Moses, who led the slaves out of Egypt; Paul, who planted churches, despite the threat of Roman persecution; and Mary, who carried and protected the Son of God.
And as with many of the Bible characters we know so well, they were as human as we are. They had impediments and insecurities. They made mistakes. And they were overlooked by others until God gave them the power to do great things.
They did things they didn’t think possible, and their legacies continue today. Christians all over the world are standing up to make a difference, carrying on the baton that has been passed down to them through generations of people with faith. And that baton is being passed on to you!
What can you do for God? What can you do to make a difference? How can you serve God today?
Sure, you might have weaknesses, but then so did Moses. You may be living with past mistakes, but so was Paul. You may think you’re too young but look to Mary as a positive example. And there may be other excuses as to why you can’t, but as God has shown time and time again, with faith and submission to Him, anything is possible.
In this world, you can make a difference, and God has a plan for your life. He might have grand designs for your journey, with a mission that will take you far out of your comfort zone, or He might ask you to live as you do already, impacting the people you meet as you go about your business in your daily life. And if you aren’t sure, you might echo those famous words from Isaiah…
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)
Let those words, send me, be the basis of your prayers today. You see, if prayer can move mountains, prayer can almost certainly move you! With a heart to serve God, you can make an impact in all kinds of ways, caring for God’s people in all walks of life. When you are open to God using you for His work, doors will be opened to you. Some will be wide open to you, and others you may need to gently push yourself to see what God may be asking you to do.
There are all kinds of ways you can make a difference, and you can start today.
Think about the people you see today. Be kind, caring, and approachable to your neighbors and colleagues at work. Let them see Jesus in you as you go about your daily life. When they see a difference in the way you live your life, with love in your heart for others, away from your own needs and worldly desires, they might want to know more.
Why do you care about other people? Why do you sacrifice your time to help others? What is your driving force? And with tact and consideration for the person you are speaking with, let them know it is your Father in Heaven who directs your life.
Pray with them, share your faith with them, and offer your hand of care and support when they need you. Conversations will be had, friendships will be made, and the people you meet may come to faith because of the intervention you have had in their lives.
Start a blog. From your corner of the internet, you can make a difference. This is your platform to share your faith, write words that inspire others, and raise an interest in the causes you are passionate about. You can both change the lives of your blog readers, and fuel them into action to care for the lives of others.
You can communicate with your readers too, allowing feedback on your website, or through a virtual mailbox using PhysicalAddress.com. You might even connect with other Christian bloggers, asking them to contribute to your blog, adding their words and insights to inspire and shape the lives of others.
Look at the causes near you. Could you volunteer for a local charity? Could you raise money for them? Could you inspire your church to get involved with the causes in your locale? Be active, and do what you can to support those charities that care for people who are less fortunate than you are. Your intervention, be it physical or financial, can make a difference to the life of somebody else, so commit to a Google search after reading this article, and consider those causes that God lays on your heart.
And there are so many other things you might do today. Connect with God and allow Him to connect you to others. You can make a difference, and as you do so, your baton will be passed on to another who will follow your example.
For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven eyes of the LORD, which scan the whole earth, will rejoice when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”
Zechariah 4:10 (Berean Study Bible)
Let God discover and judge your action, small or large. He will rejoice when He sees-what a powerful and encouraging scripture.