What Kind Of Impact Will You Have?

We all have an impact on this world. The question is, what kind of impact will you have during your lifetime?       IMG_0162

Don’t we all want to have a positive impact?

Make a real difference?

Know that the world is a better place for us having been here?

I’ve just started reading a series by Dr. Charles Stanley entitled 30 Life Principles. The first life principle is, Our intimacy with God– His highest priority for our lives–determines the impact of our lives.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2  NIV

I don’t know about you, but when I take the time to seriously think about it, I am in awe of the fact that the Creator of the universe wants to have a relationship with me. Me. The one who messes up more than she cares to admit. The woman that gets tired and cranky, can become obsessive over having things done “the right” way, cries at silly commercials, loves old things, talks too much or doesn’t talk enough, lives and loves imperfectly.

Yes, me.

God wants relationship.

I will never fully understand anything, if I don’t grasp that.

I believe that God has a plan for me, as He tells me in His Word. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

If God has a plan, and I want to make an impact, doesn’t it make sense that I would long to draw close to the One who makes all this possible?

Unfortunately, I mess this up. I’m busy, I’m tired, I’m frustrated…..emotions that can make intimacy difficult. And yet, even in the midst of my mess, God reaches out to me.

He never gives up on me.