There are many moments in life when we feel like we don't really make a
difference in this world. It is important that we take a good look at our
life and recognize that we each have the potential to be contributors to
make this world a better place. We should not ever look at a problem and
simply assume someone else has to do something about it. We should take
the initiative and show our love and care for humanity and this world that
God has entrusted us with. If we each do a little to improve life, imagine
the impact each of our contributions will make to brighten our world for
the next generation coming. (1 Corinthians 3:10) (Psalm 34:14-17)
This is a good story that I hope ministers to your heart to see how one
person makes a big difference in the world. If you are feeling as if you
have nothing special to offer, let this message be your inspiration to
recognize your abilities to change and improve our world.
THE ACORN PLANTER
In the 1930s, a young traveler was exploring the French Alps. He came upon
a vast stretch of barren land. It was desolate. It was forbidding. It was
ugly. It was the kind of place you hurry away from.
Then, suddenly, the young traveler stopped dead in his tracks. In the
middle of this vast wasteland was a bent-over old man. On his back was a
sack of acorns. In his hand was a four-foot length of iron pipe.
The man was using the iron pipe to punch holes in the ground. Then from the
sack he was carrying, he would grab an acorn and put it in the hole. Later
the old man talked with the traveler and told him, "I've planted over
100,000 acorns. Perhaps only a tenth of them will grow." The old man's wife
and son had died, and this was how he chose to spend his final years. "I
want to do something useful," he said.
Twenty-five years later the now-not-as-young traveler returned to the same
desolate area. What he saw amazed him. He could not believe his own eyes.
The land was covered with a beautiful forest two miles wide and five miles
long. Birds were singing, animals were playing, and wild flowers perfumed
The traveler stood there recalling the desolation that once was; a
beautiful oak forest stood there now - all because someone cared.
By Brian Cavanaugh
We each have the ability to do great things with our life. We should never
become lackadaisical and simply assume that our talents and abilities are
not needed. I encourage you to think about how you can contribute to your
neighborhood, city, school, or even in your family. I'm sure if you think
about it long enough, you can think of a way to become a contributor to
society and in turn brighten this world's future. (1 Peter 2:9)
I encourage you also to never allow the voice of discouragement to make you
think that you cannot make a difference. God has instilled in you special
gifts and abilities that no one else possesses. Make up your mind to
become a doer and recognize that you can make a positive impact on this
world. Do your deeds for the Glory of God and do not seek the praises of
men, but rather do it because God sees your efforts and He will be faithful
to reward you openly just as the scriptures declare.
(Romans 12:4-10) (Galatians 6:9-10) (Matthew 6:1-4)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Matthew 6:1-4 Jesus declares "Take heed that ye do not your alms before
men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which
is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets,
that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their
reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which
seeth in secret Himself shall reward thee openly."
Psalm 37:3-6 "Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and
He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the
LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring
forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday."
Romans 12:4-8 "For as we have many members in one body, and all members
have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and
every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to
the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according
to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering:
or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he
that giveth, let him do it with simplicity…"
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry