Years ago, I used to listen to a short daily radio spot, Ron Hutchcraft produced it. On one of those broadcasts, he related that each day before his children went to school. He would instruct them to "Go MAD" Go Make A Difference
I have lived with this in mind for the vast amount of my adult life. Recently this phrase came back to me; I have not thought about this in decades. For some reason, the idea came and would not leave me alone. Hence this post.
Each one of us every day has a choice. Are we going to make a positive difference in other people's lives or a negative one? The choice is ultimately yours and yours alone.
Remember, each of us is here by design, and each of us has a purpose. You may say to yourself, "I'm a nobody; what can I do?" You and you alone are uniquely tasked with a role to play. This is a role that can only be filled by you.
While thinking about this, I started to remember someone who made a tremendous difference in my life. His name was Raymond. Ray, as I called him, was married to my sister. He was an executive for a large jewelry and electronic chain.
Ray just had a presence about him. For me growing up, there was something special about him. He did not waste words. When he spoke, it was important. When he talked to me, afterward, I would feel like "Owl spoke to me." Google "Winnie the Poo" for the back story.
Ray was kind to a fault; he had a gentile nature to him. But this was tempered with a hard as nails, no-nonsense attitude. Over the years, he mentored me; he give me management teaching materials, and a few books. I devoured all the material and advice he bestowed on me.
This information I filed away, and as needed, it has come to mind to help guide me in making a difference in others. I am the person I am today because of the difference this man made in my life! As I write this, I have a tough time holding back the tears of gratitude for what he did for me.
He preached Christ, but he used few words to do it! If I can look back and say I made as much of a difference he had done at the end of my life. Then I will know I have done well.
In this time of a global pandemic and political turmoil, people are hurting both materially and emotionally. People feel alone, like no one cares. At this time, more than ever, take the time to make a difference in someone's life. You may be the only Bible they ever read.
Will, they read in you about a petty and aloof God that only cares about those who are perfect? Or a God that will take you where you are, a God who loved you so much that He came to earth, lived a sinless life, and died, and rose again for us? So those who trust in Him can have fellowship with Him till the end of time, and beyond?
After you leave this earth, do you want to be remembered as the one who made a positive difference in people's lives or a negative one?
For me, I want it to be a positive one! So, each day, I go MAD!