The Power of One

You can make a difference in someone’s life. Just remember the power of one. One vote can change an election. One Bible verse can change a life. One smile can change an attitude. One dollar can help the impoverished in Africa. Sometimes we think we can’t make a real difference in the world. We are just one person. We are a mom, or a dad, or a child. We don’t have the time or resources to do much. God can make much of what seems so little. You may not have time to do a lot, but you can muster the energy to do one thing. Here are a few examples:

  • Send your friend one e-mail to encourage her
  • Start giving one dollar to those in need
  • Smile to at least one person a day
  • Go on at least one mission trip in your life
  • Be a part of at least one ministry in our church
  • Care for at least one widow or orphan
  • Encourage at least one person at work today
  • Pray for at least one person in need
  • Invite one person to church next Sunday
  • Meditate on at least one Bible verse a day
  • Pray with your family for one minute per day
  • Send a thank you card to one person today

I thought of the power of one recently. Someone was in need. I sent a brief e-mail with a prayer. It took me all of one minute to do. It was a great encouragement to the person and to myself. I thought, “I can do more of this. I can do one small act that yields big rewards.” You can do the same. This does not excuse us from doing more than one thing. It does; however, encourage us to make a real difference in the world, one small act at a time. Put aside your excuses. Put aside your fears. Put together an action plan. What is one thing you can do? Who is the one person you want to help? How can God utilize the power of one in your life?