Are you making a difference? Am I making a difference?
How many times have you caught yourself asking that question? In life...we just want to make a difference, but how? When you think about it, everything we do makes a difference. Sometimes its for the positive...others its for the negative. We ask ourselves at work if we are even making a difference. We see the dilemma of others lives and we wish we could make a difference. We see hardship around us and we say how we would like to make a difference if only we could. Many times we make our actions conditional. See if any of this sounds familiar; If only I had more time, I would love to be a small group leader for some students." "I start making more money I would like to help out that person/family/mission or charity." "If I had more I would give more." "I will be nice to them when they are nice to me." The list just goes on endlessly...
This really just comes down to a choice...are we going to make a positive difference in the lives of other people. Its a choice that evokes action. Every one of us has the ability to make a positive difference with what we have. It may be just a little time, a few dollars, a couple of encouraging words, an appropriate touch or a listening ear. We have what it takes and it is within our control.
The Widow's Offering41Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins,[j]worth only a fraction of a penny.[k]
43Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on."
What is your mite?