Statements like... "We can't do everything."... "We can't help everyone."... "The problem is just too big."... "I'm sure someone else will take care of it." ...are clear indicators that we have started believing the LIE that our "part" is too small to really make a difference.
I think this thought pattern has given us an excuse to do nothing. I think we decide the issue is too big OR we think that since we can't help everyone, we might as well not help anyone. And then we go to Starbucks.
The truth is that IF we all do a little... THEN a lot gets done. Simply put... Do YOUR part.
We can't worry about what someone else is doing. We can't measure what our part is by someone else's measuring stick. We can't sit on the sidelines and believe that cheering is actually making a difference in the game.
We must DO our part.
Whether it be that we...
Sponsor a child or adopt a child. Buy a t-shirt to help bring an orphan home. Buy note cards to help an adopting family cover expenses. Buy gifts that will feed an orphan. Donate for a water well to be drilled. Give to help earthquake victims.
There are many, many ways that a small part... YOUR PART... added to all the other parts adds up and makes a difference!
We have got to stop thinking that the issue is too big. We have to disspell the lie that our small part is not going to make a difference. We can, each and everyone of us, DO something.
EVERY part makes a difference! Whether small or large... YOUR PART... counts!
Each person had to do their part in the enormous task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem... "The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall." Nehemiah 4:19-20
and because each person DID their part...
"...the wall was completed... this work (that individual people did) had been done with the help of our God." Nehemiah 6:15-16
The question is and will always be... Are we DOING our part? Are you?