Can One Person Make a Difference?

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  1. I can’nt add much to the comments already made on facebook.But if one person leads another to Christ then he leads another to Christ and so on.One person can make a big difference.When a person gets saved they can make a big difference in thier family.

  2. This was a great topic. While it is an understatement to say that we are living in desperate times, we as christians are sometimes so slow in getting up and going. And so we may need to hear Dr Brown’s message over and over again.

    There is much for the Body of Christ to do. Yes, one person can make a difference for the sake of Christ. We can make a difference in our daily lives with neighbors, friends, co-workers, etc. And if God is calling us to some sort of ministry, then we need to pursue Him for that purpose. However, as I have been thinking on this issue a lot since first hearing it a few days ago, I think that there are current conditions within churches that have hindered us from making a difference. We have made church goals based on what will please people rather than what pleases God. We have made idols of tradition and contemporary methods. We have sometimes created atmospheres of competition and jealosy amongst ourselves. Therefore, the focus becomes “Look what we are doing…” or “Look at me.” We need to get our houses in order where the focus is on Christ — not on us. Of course, I am not saying that all churches are like this, but it’s out there.

    Yet, on a more personal level, it comes down to how each of us sees ourselves. Some in the Body don’t know who they are in Christ. In other words, their identity is not based on what God has to say about them. Also, there is this progressive fear of what the world will think of us if we speak the Truth in love and stand up for righteousness. Yet, if they knew who their identity in Christ, they wouldn’t care what the world thinks about them. This is all a kind of insecurity that I have struggled with myself, and so I am not pointing a finger at others without pointing it at myself.

    But you know what? I am so tired of my own insecurity and fears. God is leading me to start a ministry within my local community for those christians who want to overcome same-sex attractions. I also desire to witness to the gay/lesbian/transgendered community in my area. It’s a great and exciting venture as I look ahead, but it is also scary at the same time. I see that God has been showing me that there is no room in my calling for insecurity. And so it is for all of us.

    Father God, give your people courage to step out of destructive mindsets of fear, insecurity, religious bondage, and other lies that the enemy would have us believe. Help us to see ourselves the way you see us instead of the opinions of people, satan, and our culture. Help us to love you with all our hearts, mind, soul, and strength — so much so that we can step out and go forward to do whatever you would have us do. May all hinderances that keep us from doing your will fall off of us now in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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