Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Never Underestimate the Impact You Can Make

When I think about making an impact, I think about all the possibilities we have before us as Christians. Every day we have opportunities to let the name of Christ be seen through our lives. One of the easiest ways this can be done is in our work. Whether it's at our full time job, a part time job, volunteering, or something else, never underestimate the impact you can make. As Christians we're called to be lights that shine brightly. In how we live, those around us should be able to see that there is something different about us. And that difference is our relationship with Christ. How is your reputation when it comes to work, job or commitments? We are called to be excellent, hard working and reliable. Colossians 3:23 in the Message tells us, "...don't just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God..." If we lived this way we'd make a huge impact. When others do the minimum, we should go above and beyond. When the goal of others is to simply get by, ours should be to thrive. When others settle for mediocrity, we should aim for excellence. When others work to please man, our focus should be to please the Lord. The goal of everything in our lives should be to bring honor and praise to the Lord, and not ourselves. Today, you will have many opportunities to make a huge impact in this world. What will you do? Who will it affect? How will it touch others? Will it point to Jesus? Take the plunge and never underestimate the impact that God has called you to make in this world today.

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