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Making a Difference

This subject has been on my heart quite a lot lately and I thought I would challenge you.

How are you making a difference in your own life and others’ lives?

What honestly breaks my heart is seeing my peers around me every day and knowing that some are struggling. Maybe I don’t know for sure but I can see it in their eyes. I see the quick flash of pain come across their face when someone insults them, but covers it up with a “just kidding”. I see it when they sit alone, when they desperately look for someone to be with, but don’t want to be a burden. But the look of pain quickly fades so they can wear a mask so no one can see their struggles.

My eyes tear up as I write this, it honestly not only breaks my heart but grabs it, throws it to the ground, stomps on it so it’s broken into tiny little pieces that I can’t put back together.

I thought about this more and I realized that if this broke my heart so much, what was I doing about it?

I know what I was doing about it:  Standing there and watching the scene unfold as I pitied them as I walked away trying to forget about it.

But it’s not that I don’t want to help, it’s that I’m scared.

Scared to be put down, scared to be mocked. I’m too scared to show that it breaks my heart and that it bothers me.

And this is what breaks God’s heart. He sees His child in need but sees another just walk away.

We are called to be change makers. We are not called to make excuse after excuse to why we aren’t qualified. God did not create us so beautifully and wonderfully to have us ignore Him. He calls every single one of us, but we ultimately have to make the decision to accept His calling.

However, I don’t think God calls us to things we are comfortable with. No, if we were comfortable with the situation, we’d be doing it for ourselves and not God. 

Honestly, that’s pretty scary. To lose control, to be out of your comfort zone.

However, I’m here to challenge you to make a difference in someone else’s life.

Find something that breaks your heart and let it break you. Let it make you fall to your knees crying out in despair because you feel deep, physical pain. You are feeling something and God can do something with that feeling. Make yourself vulnerable in front of the Lord, that is the time you are least concerned about yourself.

Now take this feeling and do something with it and accept God’s calling.

If your heart breaks when you see your peers in distress why don’t you start with a simple hello every morning and compliment them. Slip an encouragement note into their locker. Even if it’s just one person, why don’t you aim to make their day, month or even year even just a little bit better?

It’s honestly as simple as that.

Not only will it benefit their day, but it will benefit yours. God smiles upon His children who act humbly like a servant towards each other, without pride and arrogance.

Be the difference in someone’s life, whether they are halfway across the world or just across the classroom.

Let your heart be broken, God can do miraculous things with you.

Be the difference in someone’s life.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

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