One person can make a difference

One person can make a difference


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How many times someone has told you that you can not make a difference? That you can never change anything around you? Wherever you look you will always find someone who is willing to predict your future. It can be your father, your mother, your family , your wife, your kids, your friends, your boss, it can be anyone.

Why do they say that? because you fail, like everyone else. You fall down, your feet bleed, you are bruised often by little accidents of life. Your divorce, your drug use,  your lack of education, your poverty, your disabilities, your age, your unwanted pregnancy, your fears and your past mistakes, people will take whatever they can find and tell you that you are just like them, that you are ordinary, just average, not better than anyone else. You are barely adequate enough and that’s it. They will take your failures and list them for you. There is always someone willing to do this to you. 

But are they wrong? When they speak of your failures they are only saying what happened. Your past reeks of mistakes and wrong decisions. In that regard they tell the truth but that is only because just like you, they fail too. They say it because they failed to spark hope in you. They failed to help you, it is because they failed to recognize you and understand you. They failed to properly guide you, they failed to earn your trust and most importantly they failed to realize that one person can make the difference. The say it because they failed at being that one person who could influence others, inspire them and be the role model.

“One person can make a difference, if that one person is committed to making a difference.” James Hood

Remember, you are the difference, you are the light, even in the midst of the storm just let yourself shine.

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8 thoughts on “One person can make a difference

  1. I often wake up and tell myself I don’t need to post this little blog each morning. There are plenty of people out there with wonderful things to say about Christ. They can pick up the slack, I’m not making a difference any way. Nobody cares about what I have to say. I’m just a guy sitting in my office at home, primarily making a devotional for myself.

    That’s what Satan tells me!

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received little notes of thanks. Notes that my post was exactly what that person needed to hear. Notes of encouragement from people struggling all over the world. Would somebody else have picked up the slack? I don’t know. I can’t take that chance.

    That’s what God tells me!

    God bless you! Keep up the great work. Dave 🙂

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