Sunday, 25 January 2015

Making an impact

There is a quote that has been troubling me all week. I used it in my sermon tonight and it is still swimming around in my head.

“If your presence doesn’t make an impact, then your absence won’t make a difference.” - Anon

You could swap the word "impact" with the word "influence" and it still makes for challenging reading. If what we are doing in life, doesn't make a positive influence on the lives of others, then perhaps we need to re-evaluate what we are doing. This goes beyond our work situations - it spans everything aspect of our lives - family, friendships, church, community, country and so on. 

I know that many of us may not feel that we naturally make an impact, but let's not underestimate the contribution we make. It may seem small, but it can make a huge difference. Remember this quote:

If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to sleep with a mosquito in the room.” -
Anita Roddick

Let's commit to do what we can to influence our world/town/school/work place.

1 Samuel 15:17 - "Samuel said, “Although you were once small in your own eyes, did you not become the head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord anointed you king over Israel."

Living in Grace

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