You can do amazing things. Don’t believe me?
Think about Mother Teresa and all of the good she did and the lives she touched, all by giving of herself to serve the poor.
Martin Luther King Jr. is another example. Not only did he lead a Baptist church congregation; he also changed America for the better by fighting for civil rights.
Billy Graham has impacted tens of thousands of lives in his 97 years, and his influence gave him opportunities to meet with multiple presidents of the United States.
That’s not to say you have to be famous to make a difference. In reality, none of those people set out to become celebrities. They just wanted to help people. And in caring for others, they gained attention.
Like Abdul Sattar Edhi, a man who recently passed away and has been referred to as “Pakistan’s Father Teresa.” Until his death, you probably never heard of him. I didn’t.
We each have different spheres of influence. And the people in your sphere need you. They need your kind words, your encouragement, your smile. They need to know you believe in them and are there for them. They need someone in their lives who truly cares about them.
All you have to do to meet those needs is simply be yourself. You have different gifts and talents than someone else in the same sphere of influence. The best way to impact your world is to be true to yourself.
Christian, wife, mother of 5, breast cancer survivor, marathon finisher, writer and editor, author of "Help! I'm a Science Project"