Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James
In an overpopulated world, it’s easy to underestimate the significance of one. There are so many people who have so many gifts and skills that are already doing so many things that are so important, who needs me? What can I as one individual contribute to the overwhelming needs of our world? But the truth is, you are you – the only you in the entire world. Nobody can
do the things that God has called and gifted you to do. Edward Everett Hale puts it this way:
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything;
but still I can do something;
and because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
There is only one you. You’re the only person with your exact heritage, your precise series of events in the pilgrimage and sufferings of life that have brought you to this hour. You’re the only one with your personal convictions, your makeup, your skills, your appearance, your touch, your voice, your style, your surroundings, your sphere of influence – you’re the only one.
Numerous needs and issues surround us. They summon us to stand up and be counted. Numerous jobs around us need to be done. Numerous ministries need to be started. While we will not be able to respond to all of them, the solution is not to respond to any of them! So, let me ask you: What are you doing to stand up, to stand alone, to answer the call of God in this hour?
Let you light so she before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.