Be the Impact Maker

     It only takes one person to make a difference. American voters are told this daily come election time. Of course, we know that one person's vote most likely won't sway an election or amendment change but when it comes to being an impact maker, a mentor in someone's literally takes just one person to change a life!

     As a child, we usually look up to an older sibling or parent. We mirror their behaviors and actions. I occasionally remind my niece  that her two younger brothers will look up to her one day and that her life decisions will impact theirs. 

     As an adult, we generally continue to look up to someone older than ourselves. Why? The bible mentions with age comes wisdom. We seek wisdom and knowledge from those who have lived through it, who have experienced life and found success.

"Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?" - Job 12:12

     Keep in mind, its very important that we should be careful who we look up too in life. I touched on this once before in a previous post Seeking God's Praise and Not Man's. We must fix ourselves before we help others. As the bible says:

"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." - Matthew 7:3-5

     After we fix ourselves and seek God's praise, then its time to become the impact maker for someone else. Look at the people around you. They can be friends, family, children...anyone. Who in your life needs help? Who is struggling with their relationship with God? How can you be the impact maker in their life? 

  1. Seek God's Direction. Always, ALWAYS seek God's direction and not your own.
  2. Be Modest. Avoid arrogance. 
  3. Slow to Anger. Practice and preach this.
  4. Be a Peacemaker. Empathize with others. See the situation from several different perspectives before providing advice.
  5. Be Fair and Just. Always guide others in doing things the right way, God's way. Ask them the famous 90's question, What Would Jesus Do?
  6. You are a teacher, as well as a student. Continue to seek wisdom. When you quit being a student, you succumb to arrogance and pride. You do not and will not know the answer to everything.
  7. Be humble. Pride leads to destruction and discredits your impact on others. 
  8. Be Sensible and Kind 

     To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world. Be the world to someone today. We must be helpful to others both in life and spiritually with their walk with God. Remember, when you help others, you are helping yourself as well because it brings joy and happiness to our spirit.

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Ken is a blogger at Christian Pals Blog. He enjoys anything creative and playing golf.
Proud father, husband, and servant of God.

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