Thursday, January 13, 2011

Power of ONE

Pin It Now! "I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind."
2 Timothy 1:7

We have all said it. "I am only one person; what I do or don't do in life will never make a difference." It is this mind set that prevents us from believing in ourselves. If we believe that we are insignificant, that we have nothing valuable to contribute, it becomes a part of who we are. 

Every great idea, event, or change in the world started with one person. Even though it may not have seemed possible at the outset, it truly does only take one person to have a significant influence on the world. 
I can sit here and name off example after example of incredible people who have individually influenced society, but what good what that ultimately do? In fact, it makes you compare yourself to those people... and to be completely honest, to compare yourself to Martin Luther King Jr. can be rather disheartening. Instead, I want to encourage you to take advantage of your own strengths, your own passions, your own desires... to make a difference. And I am not talking about world peace or anything here; even something as small as smiling to someone in the grocery store or opening the door for someone with their hands full can make a significant difference. So today I encourage you to keep your eyes open for opportunity, and in the end, you will find yourself feeling a lot better about who you are as a person.

"We can do no great things, only small things with great love."
Mother Teresa



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