"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do little."
You are greater than you think. Your life can make a difference.
I gasp when I see landfills, but don't stop to pick up the straw wrapper that flew out of my window when I opened my car door. What difference does 8 inches of paper make? I am quick to count myself out based on the minimal impact I feel I can have.
I was thinking about the issue of slavery- which has become a daily task for me. What can I possibly do? Sure, I could throw myself in front of the moving train of trafficking, but it would just run me over. They wouldn't even feel the bump. I'm too small. There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Staggering problems, small person.
Then I think about the child working in tobacco fields in Argentina. Or the woman being trafficked in Florida, and the 14 year old boy who is forced to kill as a child soldier in the heart of Africa. How lonely they must feel. Sitting up at night realizing that they are just a shadow of a human to those surrounding them. It must be eerie when that moment hits. That moment you realize you might be forgotten. Invisible. Hidden forever.
I bet it matters to them. I bet they care that I extended my voice and shared. That I told a neighbor about these people who are invisible. I bet the 12 year old girl in Haiti who is forced to clean houses for no pay would have a glimmer of hope if she new someone remembered she was there & prayed for her.
Then I realized that it matters. It matters to them. To those who feel buried alive, it matters that I dug an inch...even if they are feet deep. Perhaps if we all dig an inch...
Our inability to act based on our feeling inferior to the problem is backwards. Don't forget these powerful words that were spoken with you in mind...
"...greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world." - 1 John 4:4
There are giants in our generation. But, the precedent has been made...the people of God can slay giants. And here you are today. Reading words but doubting their implications for you. Don't doubt. You are greater than you think. You carry Greatness within you.