“What happened this day in history?” It’s a good question and the title of a site I came across today which listed significant people and events throughout history.
It made me stop for a few minutes to read about the lives of those who had gone before us and it was a reminder that we all can be history-makers in our own way.
The question is, what will the history books say about us?
Mother Teresa, whose work and legacy continue to impact even after her death, said, “We may not all be able to do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.”
Our lives can be a blessing to so many if we will make meaningful choices. Life is not just about how much we can fit into our day but about the impact we make with our days—especially when that impact touches people.
Zig Ziglar, a highly successful motivational speaker and trainer, once said, “You can have everything you want in life if you just help other people get what they want.”
Helping other people get what they want looks a lot like genuine love.
The Bible describes this sort of love as “patient and kind. It does not want what belongs to others. It does not brag. It is not proud. It does not dishonour other people. It does not look out for its interests. It does not easily become angry. It does not keep track of other people’s wrongs. Love is not happy with evil. But it is full of joy when the truth is spoken. It always protects. It always trusts. It always hopes. It never gives up”. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
You can impact someone’s life for good if you take the time to listen, understand and help them become all they were created and desire to be. Because in the end, dreams aren’t enough, as important as dreams are.
People’s dreams need a plan, strategy, encouragement, and the skills to fulfil them. And “God puts people in our lives on purpose so we can help them succeed and become all He created them to be. Most people will not reach their full potential without somebody else believing in them.” (Joel Osteen)
The exciting result of encouraging and helping others where you can is that as you believe in and help one person, you have the opportunity to impact an innumerable amount of other people. As you give, it overflows from that person into other people’s lives, too, meaning you become a history-maker as you bless lives through who you are and how you treat those around you.
Life is precious and passes quickly, but you have the potential to make a great impact and difference. Look where you can encourage and support someone else’s dreams and goals. It’s one of the easiest ways to impact the world and to be a facilitator of change as you help people believe in the power of their dreams.
Consider today how you can “Go and be who God meant you to be because as you do, you will set the world on fire.” (Catherine Sienna)
“The generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” (Proverbs 11:25)
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11 ESV)
“Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation (Mark 16:15 ESV)
Prayer: Lord, please help me impact the world and be a history-maker in my way. Please help me recognise people’s potential so I can encourage them to fulfil their dream and purpose. Thank you that as I refresh others, I will be refreshed in Jesus Name Amen.