Think about all the people you know that are making a difference in someone’s life. What do they have in common? One person can make a difference today, just one. Maybe you are the one who’s changing the lives of those around you that you’re unaware of?
This brings about an even bigger question to think about and consider. If we’re making a difference in someone’s life, can we do it as our Savior does it for us?
And the King will answer and say to them, Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me. Matthew 25:40
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Are You Making A Difference in Someone’s Life?
It seems nowadays when you turn the TV or Radio on all you see and hear is negativity and it’s like they’re focusing on nothing but the bad people do, instead of the good.
Where are the stories about people who are making a difference in someone’s life? Why can’t the Media focus on the good people do to that’s making the world a better place and impacting lives for the better?
Why is it important to make a difference in someone’s life?
When we choose to take the time to think about others, volunteering our time, it makes a huge impact on both you and the individual your helping. Not only this, but it also gives our lives meaning and purpose.
How can you make a difference in the lives of others?
Sweet friends, we have billions of people in our gigantic world today. As humans, we have the mindset to think that one person isn’t going to make a difference in the world. Trust me, it only takes one person to change things drastically.
So with that being said, sweet friends, I want you to think about how you would answer these couple of questions on making a difference:
- Who is the one individual who is making a Difference in you?
- Who has made the biggest impact in your life?
- Who’s life are you impacting today?
I’m talking about someone who has changed who you are, what you think, what you say, and the person you want to become. I’m going to list a few suggestions before I tell you about a couple of mine.
1. making a difference in someone’s life as a Firefighter
Are you a firefighter who has risked his or her life to save others? If so, you are making a difference in someone’s life. I can pretty much guarantee this. How do I know this?
When a fire breaks out our human nature is to flee out of the burning building but for a fireman, they’re running into a fire risking the chance of not getting to see their family again to save someone they don’t even know.
2. Making a difference in someone’s life as a police officer?
Are you a police officer who has risked his or her life to save others? If so, you are making a difference in someone’s life.
How? When there’s trouble brewing in various forms they risk their life protecting others? A police officer is willing to take a bullet for someone they don’t know.
Not only this, officers never know what to expect even if it’s something simple like serving a warrant or if they’re returning to their family at the end of their shift.
3. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE in the Military
Are you military personnel? If so, you are making a difference in someone’s life.
Our military heroes are the reason we get to enjoy the freedom we have. Sadly, our freedom costs them their lives in many cases. Some return home from war with their lives forever altered due to PTSD.
4. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE IN the Medical field
If you’re a Doctor, nurse, or paramedic? If so, you are making a difference in someone’s life.
Medical professionals help people in many areas of care and treatment? These men and women, spend hours upon hours, helping those who are sick, hurt, or in need of rescue.
5. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE AS A TEACHER
Are you a teacher? If so, you are making a difference in someone’s life.
Teachers have a unique calling that can spot something special in others that others often overlook or don’t notice the ability someone has.
6. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE AS A Passerby
It’s possible you are the friendly stranger, that offered a smile, right? So many people today are lonely and want to be acknowledged.
People in general, want to know someone cares. You just may have made someone else’s day who is struggling and your kindness got them through a tough day.
7. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE AS A SERVER
Are you a waiter or waitress that lends a friendly ear at your favorite restaurant? If so, you are making a difference in someone’s life.
People want someone, they can simply talk to, without judgment. Quite often my husband and I will ask our server if there’s a way we can pray for them prior to our meal. You’d be surprised how that simple gesture can make a difference.
All of these listed are making a difference in someone’s life today, mine included. However, other than my family…Who has defined the person I am today?
Today, I want to share with you two specific people, (though they’re many more) that are “Making a Difference” in my life every day.
my savior : making a difference in my life
First and most importantly is Jesus Christ! He has made the BIGGEST DIFFERENCE in my life! If it weren’t for God sacrificing His only begotten Son for ME I would have no hope whatsoever!
No matter how many times “I mess up” God still loves me just as I am faults and all! Trust me, sweet friends, I fall short every single day! I give God countless reasons not to love me daily but he never stops, and never will!
God has always been by my side even when I turned my back on him he never once left me! Even when I blamed him for so many years during my abusive marriage. I thought he left me and didn’t love me!
I blamed God for not sending someone to help me out of that situation and looking back now I can see God was there protecting me in the shelter of his arms! Not only this, but God brought the perfect man in my life now and I’m so thankful for my husband, Mike!
Secondly, I was so mad at God when I lost my first grandchild. All I could say was “Why did you allow him, to be a part of our lives if your plan was to snatch him away so soon?” I just thought God was being cruel!
Now I realize God was there for me through the loss of our grandson. At the time, it sure didn’t feel that way! Tyler is still impacting lives today and I have the assurance that I will get to see him again one day!
Thirdly, I would be doomed to a devil’s Hell for ALL eternity if not for the sacrifice of the bloodshed on Calvary…FOR ME!
Jesus Christ took upon himself to receive the punishment that should have been mine for no other reason than he loved me! My Savior was doing his father’s will for me! I know I don’t give God the time he deserves in prayer and reading the Bible as I know I should.
I get distracted and busy and focus on other things. Nevertheless, my Eternity is secure as a born-again believer of Jesus Christ because I put my faith and trust in him alone! That can NOT be taken from me!
MY PATIENTS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE
I’m a Phlebotomist/Medical Assistant at an Oncology Office. My patients tell me all the time how much I make the process easier for them due to the fact they feel God’s peace and presence when they come in my lab bay. That is the biggest compliment, I can ever receive!
My job is so rewarding but it can also be emotionally draining sometimes. I get so attached and it’s hard especially when they don’t make it because it’s like losing a piece of yourself and a family member! Last week was a rough one.
I have had several patients with cancer say I just don’t want this anymore! I’m tired of the side effects of chemotherapy and I do not want to spend the remainder of my life feeling this way!
Talking about hard! You try to listen to that without tears pouring down your face. You have to remain strong for them and the family but at the same time, I can totally understand where they’re coming from. Some lose their battle with cancer but they leave powerful legacy behind.
If I were told tomorrow Angie you have cancer and we need to start treatment I’m afraid I would say no! My family knows that would be my decision and I wouldn’t want treatment for myself personally. I know how it would be in regards to my immune system.
HOWEVER, NOTHING PREPARES YOU WHEN A PATIENT BASICALLY TELLS YOU GOODBYE IN “THEIR OWN WAY.”
That happened last week when a patient said Angie, “I’m done!” “The Dr has done everything they could do nothing has worked and it keeps getting larger and stronger so we’re stopping the treatment!”
This patient was in so much pain and their spouse said it was due to the fact that he had spent too much time working in their woodshop.
I looked at him and said, “You know better than that!” He replied, “I had to get what I’m working on finished for my grandchildren and I’m afraid I won’t get it done in time!”
I about lost it right then and there. Then he went on to say how much of an impact I have made on his life and how very much he loved me and told me that my husband was one very lucky man to have me as his wife.
He stood and hugged me and said: “Angie I really Love you and I want you to know that!” After I took them to his room I came back to my lab bay in tears because It tore me up.
What’s sad is they weren’t the only ones last week. Countless patients shared stories that shook me to my core and it changed how I view my own circumstances and the life I live currently!
My point is this although they tell me on a daily basis that I “Make a Difference” in their lives they’ve got it all wrong. The Patients Make a Difference, in my life!!
I hope I’ve given you a better understanding how you make a difference in the lives of those around you.
You may never know who you come in contact with that can change hearts and alter a life completely. Trust Me…I Know!
Be the kind of person that changes lives for the better. Go and “Make a Difference” to someone today.
Let each of you look out not only for his own interests but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:4
Go Be a light for Christ, and let his refection, shine through you to others, today Friends