Did you ever think you couldn’t make a difference in people’s lives because you didn’t think you could make a big difference? Making a big difference begins with making a lot of what seem to be little differences. The little differences add up to be big differences and sometimes they lead to a discovery thatmakes a big difference in and of itself.
MAKE JESUS LORD AND GROW IN GOD
We begin with making positive differences in our own life. We can’t make a difference in others when we don’t make any difference in ourselves. The biggest difference we can make is by making Jesus the Lord of our lives and then move on to living for him. Each day, as we walk with God, change takes place in our lives that produces positive differences we pass on to others.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE EMOTIONALLY
As a believer in Jesus find your peace in him. Others will see it. They’ll want you around because you have peace and then they’ll want what you have. You’ll be making a huge difference in their lives because of the peace you’ve found in him.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY BEING AN EXAMPLE
Our lives are the truest book anyone can read. What do people see when they read you. Do you stand out because your life lines up with God’s word to the best of your ability? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 tells us to honor God with our body. There are many scriptures that encourage us to follow other people’s faith & to follow them as they follow Christ. Hebrews 10:24-25 says as we trust in God’s word people see it and it prompts them to act the same way.
HERE ARE SOME PRACTICAL WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES
Really love people and stand on the side of good.
Respect people because they are made in the image and likeness of God.
Be the best on your job, no matter what your job is.
Serve the Lord enthusiastically.
If people persecute you, pray for them.
Don’t try to act important, enjoy the company of ordinary people.
Be teachable. Don’t think you know it all.
Be kind to your enemies and those who have been unkind to you.
Of course, there are many things we can do to make a difference in this world. It begins with small acts that add up to be big ones.