One person can make a difference in the lives of others without much effort. Really, it’s not that hard to be Jesus to people in just a few minutes a day.
Here’s five simple ideas for how you can make a difference at work, in your neighborhood, and with those you bump into throughout your week.
A cup of coffee and one person can make a difference
Frequent the same coffee shop for a year at the same time of day. Build relationships with the staff and regular customers. One person can make a difference in another’s life by being the bright spot in their day. Who knows, you just might make Jesus famous to a group of people over a cup of coffee.
One person can make a difference with an umbrella
Have you ever been caught in the rain without an umbrella? Not fun. Watch for discounts at local stores and check out garage sales to purchase extra umbrellas. Keep several in your car or at your office to give to those who find themselves caught in the rain unprepared.
An electric device and one person can make a difference
Getting a new phone, laptop, or iPod? One person can make a difference by giving a second life to an old, electronic device. Pass it on to a family who might not be able to afford one.
One dog and one person can make a difference
People are more likely to start a conversation with you if you have a dog. Use your daily walking-the-dog time to get to know others in your neighborhood. Build relationships and see doors open up to share the love of Jesus through friendship evangelism.
With food even one person can make a difference
Food brings people together. Invite a neighbor you don’t know very well over for a meal. Take a welcome plate of cookies to the new family on the block or the new person at work. Have a Christmas open house for those who live around you. Get to know your neighbors and fellow employees.
I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below about one simple way you have found to make a difference in someone’s life. Thanks for stopping by, Susan
I appreciated Kevin Martineau inspiring story in Make a Difference in Someone Else’s Life Today. I think you’ll enjoy it too.
“Jesus likes it when we share.” -Adelaide, age 3: Pass this along to everybody and their brother. OK, maybe not everybody’s brother, but you know, all of your friends would be nice.