“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”
~Edward Everett Hale.
Making a difference in life really isn’t that hard. Most people are just skating along the surface trying to avoid being noticed; if we simply live a life that’s genuinely interested in others—a life as a consequence, mind you, that will bless our own hearts—we will make that difference in people’s life. There’s no debating it.
This is one reason why we can enjoy difference. People with different opinions to ours don’t matter so much when we’re trying to help them.
Think about it. When we go out of our homes and willingly attend life with a servant attitude we’re blessed in so many very fundamental and foundational ways. Somehow, God sees from heaven, and in our midst also, and he judges our intent and rewards us in our thought patterns. We think lovely thoughts. We’re hence not the least bit perturbed by others’ more “harmful” opinions—we bear with them better.
And when we bear with them better, they do us too! We’re all flawed. The more we give, the more we get back, the more we give; and before long, everyone’s trying to out-give each other and blessing abounds.
Some people call this teamwork—and who cares. Honestly, everyone is starting to think of the other person more than simply themselves and we’ve re-invented love—as personalised meaning. It gives people goose-bumps over their bodies and everyone starts to feel good.
Fear is negated and doesn’t have the hold it once did—it even seems for a while to disappear. It doesn’t get a look-in.
I can do one thing well; and then another. Let me do that for you. Let me do it so I can feel good about helping you. I know you’ll want to reciprocate and I will let you, but please let me do something for you.
Make a difference; a small difference. A thousand opportunities every single day.
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.