Topic: Be The Difference [Sunday, 2nd July 2017]
“Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” John 2:4
In John 2, a couple was caught up in the most embarrassing situation in their lives. The day was supposed to be the most “happiest day” of their lives. They were getting married just like they dreamt they will, and it has been so much fun as there was a lot to eat But unfortunately, the wine ran out. Some of the wedding guests have not drank enough, some might have not even tasted any wine. It was embarrassing that they had to inform Mary, whom I supposed was a relative.
But guess what, they had the game changer amongst the guests. Jesus was there, and He was the difference between embarrassment and a wonderful wedding ceremony.
God created you to be the difference in people’s lives. God loves being the difference, the game changer. He loves being the talisman in the game of life. When the chips are down, He loves being turned to, just like Mary turned to Jesus during that wedding. But you see, God cannot be physically present here on earth to be the difference in the lives of people. That was why He made you to stand in His stead (2 Corinthians 5:20), to be the difference in the lives of people. When the chips are down, you are right there in the nick of time to turn things around.
Being the difference is providing leadership in times of despair and galvanizing people towards their God ordained destinies. Being the difference is offering solutions to challenges that seem mountainous. Being the difference is putting smiles in people’s faces through the show of God’s love to them.
Being the difference is creating an atmosphere for your subordinates to thrive and be the best God wants them to be. Being the difference is remaining a blessing to your sphere of contact, etc. And to be the difference, you must continually take supplies of sap from the Vine – Jesus -through His Spirit (John 15:1-5, John 16:13-16). Be the difference.
Keep winning daily.
Dear Lord, thank You for creating me to be a difference and a game changer in my sphere of contact. By the working of Your Spirit in me, I fulfil this mandate, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.