Making A Difference

Do I make a difference?
I have never thought about that question. I’ve taken notice of those who do. I notice those who make a difference in the way I would like to, however, I believe this thought has been subconscious.

I enjoy how I study, and realize that I consider questions and issues that have been raised by people I do life with – couples during “couch time”, men in the SPAR group and those I have coffee with, as well as my son who moves me toward topics I would never have gone, and my daughter who is the most natural deep thinker I’ve ever known. However, those I find making a difference (what I’m making up) are those who have an amazing insight into God’s Word. These people are people that “truly make a difference for God”. Without thinking much about it as to dwell on it, it’s just a fact that is – I am comparatively insignificant.
This is how I’ve lived life. I’ve always take opportunities that have come my way, yet never intentionally driving toward a goal. Well, there was one goal I was intentional about, marrying my wife Marcia!

The point is that I’ve never thought about making a difference in life, I’ve simply enjoyed relationship with God which has been a catalyst for others to pursue the same.
Suddenly, as in the last 30 minutes, I heard someone say in passing, “everyone makes a difference”. When we realize “everyone makes a difference” we will be more cognizant of the difference we make!

1 Cor. 4:20 “For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.” OMG! Intentional living is a humble recognition of the gifts God has given you and living out those gifts to edify others and glorify God.
Gal. 5:13 “For you were called to freedom, brothers…but through love serve one another.”
And Romans 12:3-8 says according to the measure of faith that God has assigned and having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us USE them.
“Any dead fish can float downstream”, but life to the full is in recognizing everyone makes a difference…you make a difference ”from God for God”!
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