IN ALL ERNESTNESS


All, Most, Some…
December 12, 2007, 12:20 pm
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Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Do you want to change the world for the better?

When you close your eyes and allow yourself to dream of “what-ifs” or what could be, do you see yourself doing something different, being something or someone different, living differently, etc.?

If money, failure, the possible rejection of others, and other such things weren’t an issue, what would you want to do?

I think most of us want to be difference makers; I know I do. However, most of us are not doing the things we want or need to do in order to make the difference we desire to make.

I truly believe that God has called all of us to do great things. These things would definitely vary from person to person. For some people it may be more subtle things, for others it may something completely crazy that defies human logic but I believe we are all called and capable to do do great things and make a difference for God.

Then why aren’t more people doing it?

Fear, doubt, insecurity, lack of confidence…all being an antithesis of faith and yet we are called to live by faith and are told that without faith it is impossible to please God. I speak as one who constantly struggles with insecurity and a lack of confidence as well as the other things listed (am we suppose to admit to those type of things publicly???) however, I feel God moving in my spirit and in my life to do more; to make a difference.

I had a friend of mine named Dan DeWitt who when talking about this said, “ALL can, MOST won’t, but SOME will!” Look at the story in 1 Samuel 13:16-14:23 and look at Jonathan’s actions. The Israelites were facing the Philistines. They were not only outnumbered but they only had 2 swords (1 for Saul and 1 for Jonathan) to fight with because all of the blacksmiths were killed by the Philistines. Out of fear, doubt, insecurity and the like all of the Israelites were hiding in caves, thickets, rocks, holes, trees, etc…except for Jonathan. He decides to step out, defy human logic, and make a difference. It was only him, his armor bearer, and 1 sword against a multitude of the enemy but Jonathan said, “Hey, let us go over to the garrison of the uncircumcised and face them; it may be that the Lord will work for us.” Jonathan wasn’t sure he would be successful, he was just tired of sitting around doing nothing when he could be out trying to make a difference…and maybe, just maybe God would show up.

Difference makers are different and being different can be a risky and scary thing…so only one question remains, “Are you willing to be a difference maker?” We all can, most won’t, but some will…join me and let’s be part of the some.

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i like different.

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