Very soon it will be a year that I’ve been “wearing 60” and, in retrospect, it’s been like another adolescence. I’m amazed that it’s taken me this long to “come of age” and thankful for the people and experiences that have brought me to this place.
Every day we are presented with an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. In that very moment, we wait for the “nudge”, we look for the “opening”, sometimes it passes us by and we wonder what could have happened if we would have done something. However every now and then we take the leap of faith and are amazed at what happens when we choose to make a difference. As you begin to ponder all you can do to make a difference, I want to share a few stories with you and will let you come to your own conclusion. In our company, we encourage our members to give $100 to people when the “nudge” comes. The stories we have heard over the years never cease to amaze us.
What if we told you $100 has ultimately impacted over 10 million people (and we are probably being way too conservative). Paul Young, author of the The Shack and Crossroads, has one of the most incredible stories I have ever heard. Paul Young has the ability to literally change the way you look at the world, your own life and what you believe. However you have to wonder after you listen to his story if all of his successes and influence would have ever happened without the generosity of one individual who thought he would attempt to make a difference on one evening.
Click here to listen this incredible story – http://bit.ly/1thfuvE
If that story is not enough to get you thinking about what is possible, watch the following video that we recently came across:
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You have a choice every day to use your time, talent and/or treasure to make a meaningful impact on those around you. Your spouse, your family members, your employees, the person standing behind you in line at the coffee shop are all in need of something, you could be the catalyst that allows them to find the peace and freedom in this world they are starved for, that we are all starved for.
4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
We have all been given different abilities, talents and treasure. It is our responsibility to leverage those gifts to serve those that are in our circles of influence.
We can all make a difference.
During this holiday season, I challenge you think differently and listen for the “nudge” to see if $100 can make a difference.
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