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What Difference Can I Make?

Mark 10:27 “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”



Droughts, famines, earthquakes, terrorism, war! Words like these arouse fear within us as we ponder the consequences of such events. The nightly news brings vision of disasters and devastation into our homes on an almost daily basis. The problems of this world appear overwhelming at times. Sometimes I feel lost at the enormity of each problem. I freeze in place unsure of how I can make a difference. Can I stop any of these from happening? Many times, I just want to give up in frustration since I cannot transform the world. It is easier to do nothing since I cannot fix it all. I suffer an overpowering sense of helplessness from all these calamities.


The feelings of powerlessness drive me to my Bible in search of answers and strength. The Gospel of Mark shows me in Mark 10:27 “With man this is impossible, but not with God.” With God, all things become possible. God does not call us to change the world; He calls us to join Him in the battle to change the world. It all starts with make a difference for just one person at a time. The problems of the world appear enormous so we must learn to focus on the enormity of our God. God can use each one of us to help one hurting person. Over time, all of us working together in the name of Jesus will change the world for the better. An old African saying illustrates this very well, “Little and little, fills the measure.” It all starts with each of us helping a little bit at a time. Mother Teresa also said it well, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”


May the Lord Bless you and keep.


Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

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