Do you ever go through your day and wonder if you are making a difference to someone, anyone or anything? I’ve often wondered that because I’m not a big time minister yet even though I’ve been told I’d reach quite a few people…even though I’m an introvert. Yet I know if God has plans to use me this way, then I’ll let Him work through me.
Even though I know God will use me, I had an interesting discovery this week and realized I am making a difference in someone’s life especially after writing a crazy paper about the horrors of what other people do to each other around the world…all I can say is that we need to kinder.
Anyway, we have been sponsoring a child for almost 2 years from India who was 7 at the time. This started around Christmas as I was shopping for presents for my cat and realized we spend so much on our pets but there are kids who need our help (for animal lovers – its okay to spoil your pets). Shortly after this thought, I was presented an opportunity to sponsor the girl and finally responded to a call I’ve heard for a long time – to sponsor!
Though money has been tight at times, God has always provided the funds for this monthly contribution.
Yet, over the years, I’ve wondered if we are making a difference or should we pull our sponsorship and find another org? But then, I think, if I was the girl’s mother, I would want someone to keep helping her even if it’s just a small contribution.
Then, we received a progress report this week and I wept as I realized we are making a difference to at least one person as she wrote that she wanted to be a doctor and she enjoyed the classes that the org provided for her through our donation.
So, make a difference in someone’s life rather it be a sponsorship, helping the elderly neighbor with a chore, or some other small thing that won’t get you applause but will make a difference to just one person. And, even though people on earth may not notice, God does. And, remember, its not about just works its also about faith in Jesus.
1) So where can you make a difference?
2) Do you often wonder if you are making a difference? If you do know, well smile and get teary eyed. And, even if you don’t know you are making a difference, God knows.