You Can Make a Difference
Do you feel like you can make a difference? Some days it's easier to believe that than others. You and I can make a difference, but there is a limit to our difference-making ability. Even if everyone on the planet agreed to help each other, we would still have limitations in what we could do. God made us with the limits we have so that we would learn to depend on Him and each other.
So how do we overcome those limits in order to make the biggest difference possible? Can we? Yes... but we need two things to do it. We need each other, and we need God.
Gideon learned this lesson in the Old Testament. God wanted Gideon and a group of his people to make a difference. He wanted Gideon to realize that the difference he would make was because God had helped Him. An angel appeared to Gideon and said, "The LORD is with you, mighty warrior" (Judges 6:10). Gideon's response is nothing short of priceless honesty... "Sir, if the LORD is (really) with us, why has all this happened to us?" Do you ever feel like that? Do you ever struggle with believing that God is with you at all? Gideon did.