Making a Difference

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. (William James, 19th-20th century American philosopher)

Some people live their lives thinking that they have something to offer their community and they do so with confidence that they are making a difference. Others of a more timid nature may live and work in the same community but have no sense of importance or significance. If we were to encourage the second group to realize their valued contribution, we would all benefit.

Encourage those who are timid… For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (1 Thessalonians 5:14; 2 Timothy 1:7)