Making a Difference


Making A Difference

Genesis 1:26-28

…26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness, to rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, and over all the earth itself and every creature that crawls upon it.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that crawls upon the earth.”…

I find it interesting that it’s as if God laid a blanket called TIME and began creating the heavens and the earth by his very words. He formed the earth and separated the continents with water and then went methodically about creating vegetation, seed bearing plants and fruit bearing trees each according to its own kind. God created the birds of the air and living creatures each according to its own kind. He sent them out over the earth to multiply and flourish. God created man to rule over the birds, the creatures and the fish of the seas and every one as food. After God created Adam he paraded the animals before him to see what he would call them and that was its name. Yes one man can make a difference and Adam was the first man to make a difference yet he disobeyed God. Noah obeyed God by building the Ark and made a difference. Abram believed God for descendants too numerous to count and became Abraham making a difference. God sent his son Jesus to be an example that obedience unto death on the cross made an eternal difference offering forgiveness of sin to all who believe.

Over time God scattered mankind throughout the very ends of the earth to make a difference. In Europe men like Napoleon made a difference. In Asia men like Genghis Khan made a difference conquering the Asian continent. Men like Christopher Columbus made a difference sailing across the vast unknown. In the new world men like George Washington made a difference by seeking a greater good than them.

Throughout American history one man or one woman have stepped into the history books doing what is right without regard to the ultimate cost or personal sacrifice. In our lifetime men have soared into outer space, walked on the moon and live and work in the international space station making a difference for mankind. Whether in time of war or peace one man sacrificing his life for another is the ultimate gift that can make a difference.

So why do we think it is up to someone else to do something that will make a difference? Teddy Roosevelt charged up San Juan Hill; men stood at the Alamo against tremendous odds; brother against brother during the Civil War each fought for the cause of freedom; World Wars I & II were fought to stop the spread of fascism, communism and tyranny; Korea and Vietnam fought to stop expansionism and to free the oppressed.

The guiding principle of America has been rooted in the Bible and anchored in the Constitution under the premise that all men are created equal. From the Revolutionary War until today it is one nation under God that draws men, women and children to our shores for freedom.

One man making a difference is not always positive. What man can build, another can tear down. What man can create, another can destroy. What God creates no one can destroy unless it is part of his plan, purpose or for his glory.

The problem in America is not left or right, liberal or conservative, democrat or republican, it is sin!

We are told when it is within our power to live in peace with one another.

We are instructed to love God and each other.

Our purpose in life is to help one another. Are you helping your fellow man or just yourself?

In the military or in corporate life team building exercises develop skills that benefit each other and boost self-confidence in skills never before imagined. When there is a lack of focus on furthering the team or organization it leads to in-fighting, distrust and ultimately the collapse or failure of the organization.

Success is not measured in making money or having the latest toys it is by helping someone else without any expectation of receiving anything back In return. Falling down is not failure, not standing back up is.

We are in a point in our nation’s history where everyone is essential and everyone can make a difference. My question is “Will You”? – I am the Real Truckmaster!


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