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Getting Heard; Making a Difference

Dear Readers, I am going to ask for a favor. For some unknown reason, the post I published on Friday,  “Getting Heard; Making a Difference,” disappeared from my blog. It had already received a few comments and been shared a number of times. Therefore, I’m re-posting it tonight. Since the link to the lost post is no longer active, I’m going to ask that if you felt led to share/comment on this post when it was originally published, you’d do so again. Thank you so much for your grace and understanding. 

As I move to get my voice heard in this world saturated with noise, to make a real difference, I constantly scan the horizon for that one voice to model.

The one person who has it all put together. The one who has achieved authority and a dedicated following. One who has figured out just the right balance of faith, family, work, ministry, and self. The one who is confident yet kind, driven yet relaxed, successful yet humble.

If I can only get their secret formula, I too can make a difference. 

Don’t we all do that? Try to find the most accomplished, the prettiest, the most put-together individual in an area of interest and emulate them?

His light-

But scan as I might, I’m beginning to realize I’ll never find that person I seek in the online world or in my local community. I can glean tips and strategies, and that’s good. But deep inside, none of us are the polished, completed person implied on the surface.

Thankfully, we serve a dynamic God. One who is constantly molding and transforming us. We will never arrive, achieve, get there until we step into eternity. But we do have a model: the only One who has ever had it all together–Jesus Christ.

The way to make a difference, to achieve what we were supposed to in this earthly life, to be heard in this noisy world, is to follow the Lord’s steps.

It’s by the Lord’s light we find the way. [Tweet this.]

We can influence others. We can make a difference. We can be a class act. Not by striving to incorporate everything someone else has done, but by being obedient and letting the Lord put us all together.

Who better to affect getting our voice heard than the One who created sound in the first place? Our voices can be heard, we can achieve great things; it’ll just be in the Lord’s manner and timing. A timeline set out before we ever took our first breath.

For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course. (Proverbs 2:6-9)

Reflection: Who are you trying to emulate? Do you struggle with looking to someone else instead of the Lord for guidance?

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By His grace ≈

Julie

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

5 comments on “Getting Heard; Making a Difference
  1. I admire people with courage and integrity, but people will disappoint us from time to time. We’re human. But we serve a living, loving and perfect God!

  2. Rebekah Ruth says:

    Love this: “But scan as I might, I’m beginning to realize I’ll never find that person I seek in the online world or in my local community. I can glean tips and strategies, and that’s good. But deep inside, none of us are the polished, completed person implied on the surface.” Sooooo true. Thanks for being real and honest! Glad I stopped in from Five Minute Friday 🙂

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