Saturday, April 12, 2008

003. Impact

So have you ever noticed someone who is a part of something and takes so much pride in being a part of it? Someone in a school, church, community, ect. But yet, they don't do a single thing that will help benifit the thing they are apart of. For example, a "hardass" kid who is apart of a school that they claim to be a part of. They claim to be apart of it but yet, they don't take part in anything to help it and make fun of the people in the very same school that they go to. This goes back to Realization, and realizing the wrong in it. And taking action. The reason you take action on a situation is to impact it.

We are all part of something that we take pride in. Small like a school or big like the world. Some people make an effort to benifit that group and it pays off, while others sit back and talk the talk.

One of the biggest problems some Christians face is that they talk about how faithful they are but don't actually walk out that faith. Chirstianity isn't just about loving God. It's about loving and helping people.

Mark 12:33
"To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."

Some people think that just because they throw their hands up during worship or donate money, that they are the greatest people on the face of the earth. I've encountered people who are turned away from christianity because of how other christians and churches treat them. A christian is supposed to love uncondionally, be accepting and forgiving of people. Not scruntinize them for any little mistake they make. EVERYONE SCREWS UP. Face it. We are all human. But the best thing
is that a God and a real Christian will forgive you. Doing that will change someones life one day.

Reaching out to people in your "group" that are in need is another thing. Whether it is a friend with family problems, someone having trouble with school, anything big or small will make a difference.
Some problems are bigger and require more of a persons heart to truly reach out. We are all part of a group. All religions, all races, all genders, all ages, everything. It is called the world. People
in our group, people in our world are suffering. It is an epidemic. I saw a commercial a few years ago about how hard making the world a perfect place is. It is that kind of attitude, that laziness that is why people are suffering. It gives them no hope and makes them think that they are in life alone with no one to offer guidance or help.
I said that "Life is perception". If you can reach out to someone and change their view, their perception; then you will have changed their life.

That is what making an impact is all about. Changing someones life. Reaching out. Stepping out of
your comfort zone to help others. You can have this kind of impact anywhere. A school, church, community, the world, any thing you take pride in and consider to be a part of.

Help each other
Love each other
Reach out to each other
There is no excuse not to

"There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations--these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit--immortal horrors or everlasting splendours."....."Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbour is the holiest object presented to your senses. If he is your Christian neighbour he is holy in almost the same way, for in him also Christ vere latitat--the glorifier and the glorified, Glory Himself, is truly hidden."

-C.S. LEWIS "The Weight Of Glory"

No matter how many times you throw your hands up in worship
No matter how much money you donate
No matter what your status is in the world

You will not be TRULY
happy with yourself

It requires strength in ones heart to reach out and impact something, make a difference in something to be truly happy.

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