Go Make a Difference Today!

Help Others

I love these two stories from earlier this month. They both remind me of the difference we can make in people’s lives if we just take the time to care. The first is about a teenager who goes to Target before a job interview, and the second is about a man who walked to work for years. Read what happens to both of these individuals because people cared and decided to make a difference in their lives.

Teen Goes to Target for Tie and Gets More

Detroit’s Walking Man Gets New Car

Both of these stories remind me of three important traits Jesus’ disciples should possess:

  • To make a difference, we must see those around us (don’t be distracted or too self-focused);
  • To make a difference, we must sacrifice (It will cost you something);
  • To make a difference, we must be motivated by our Savior (Jesus lived this way!).

Notice how the Scriptures regularly describe Jesus:

“Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36 NASB)

So go today and make a difference in the name of Jesus.


Author: Randy Allison

I am an adjunct professor and pastor, driven to understand more about faith and how to live that faith in twenty-first century America.

4 thoughts on “Go Make a Difference Today!”

  1. This is so good! Your second point is so huge in helping others. If we never slow down, we will never see the need around us. It’s so easy to rush from here to there, but Jesus never did that. He walked slowly, listened intently and loved purely.


    1. Vonae!!! Good to hear from you. I love your comment, especially the last sentence: “He walked slowly, listened intently and loved purely.” Beautifully written and true!
      See ya!
      P.S. – Waiting on your book!! 🙂


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