Something no bigger than her enclosed fist but that will save his life.
Can one man, a mechanic, change the world?
He can change not only one person’s world, but many worlds through a mentoring program.
What small thing do you have in your life that can mean something big to someone else?
A man had only a walking stick in his hand and led millions out of captivity.
A man kills a thousand others with the jawbone of a donkey.
A teenager kills a giant with one small stone and defeats an army, saves a nation and changes the course of history.
A widow with only a handful of flour and a little oil in a jar, feeds a prophet, and she and her son never go hungry again.
A cloud the size of a man’s hand brought a tremendous storm ending a national drought.
A tiny mustard seed grows into a plant large enough for birds to nest in it.
A poor elderly woman gives two small coins to God and it ends up being written about in the all time best selling book.
A small boy with five pieces of bread and two fish feeds thousands.
A mother sits at her computer hoping to encourage one and ends up encouraging many.
A couple sells jelly and raises thousands toward the work of God.
One man with a vision.
One woman with a dream.
The birth of Christianity began with a father, a mother, a baby, a few sheperds, and scattered animals.
No movement begins large.
Billy Payne, who had the vision to bring the 1996 Olympics to Atlanta, Georgia, began the quest the day after his local church dedicated a building of which he had chaired the fundraising committee. He wanted to feel that sense of “goodness” again.
What small gift do you already possess that would make a big contribution in others?
You may have always wanted to mentor.
So, do it.
You may have wanted to teach teenage girls about self worth.
So, do it.
You have dreamed of doing this and had visions for doing that.
Then do this and do that.
God, of all people will not stand in your way, when what you do brings glory to him and meets the needs of other.
In fact, God will clear the way for you to do what he has put within you to do.
You are wired with a specific schematic toward life.
Like to cook and bake?
Then take girls in the pregnancy crisis center program and teach them to cook and bake.
There are needs all around you.
I have just completed reading a book by Adam Braun entitled, The Promise Of A Pencil. At twenty five years of age, with twenty five dollars he began a non-profit organization that now establishes schools around the world.
Why? Because Adam asked this kid in India, “If you could have anything in the world what would it be?”
The kid’s answer?
The kid simply wanted to learn.
You do not have to search for your small gift.
It is already in place.
You know what it is whether you will acknowledge it or not.
You know it because it rarely leaves your mind.
That is God nudging you.
He has already prepared you.
And he had promised you this.
He fills me with strength and protects me wherever I go. He gives me the surefootedness of a mountain goat upon the crags. He leads me safely along the top of the cliffs. He prepared me for battle and gives me strength to draw an iron bow!
You have given me your salvation as my shield. Your right hand, O Lord, supports me; your gentleness has made me great.
You have made wide steps beneath my feet so that I need never slip. I chased my enemies; I caught up with them and did not turn back until all were conquered. I pinned them to the ground; all were helpless before me.
I placed my feet upon their necks. For you have armed me with strong armor for the battle. My enemies quail before me and fall defeated at my feet. You made them turn and run. You gave me victory in every battle. Psalm 18:12-43 (TLB)
What more preparation could you want?
Your small is about to turn into something big.