The Power Of One

If you see a need… or something that needs to change… what do you do?  Do you leave it alone thinking, “I’m going to mind my own business,” or, do you get involved? 

Recently, Congressman John Lewis passed away.  Lewis was a long-time Representative from the state of Georgia. In the sixties,  Lewis worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. for civil-rights.  Lewis was known as a man who was willing to take action.  On numerous occasions he said that if someone sees something wrong, they should take action; they should do something.  He was known for challenging people to get into “good trouble,” which meant, getting into trouble for the right things.

Nehemiah was known as a man who was willing to get involved.. a man willing to take action.  In Nehemiah 1, he learned that the city of Jerusalem was in shambles.  The wall of the city was broken down.  At that time, Nehemiah was the cup-bearer to the King which was a good, comfortable position. Nehemiah could have easily thought, “I am going to pray for the people in Jerusalem, but I’m not going to get involved.”  But he didn’t.  Nehemiah took action.  

Is there something that has been on your mind… something that bothers you… troubles you… but thus far, you have done nothing to change it?  Nehemiah was willing to take action.  

Today, maybe there is something you need to change… or maybe some cause or project you need to get involved in.  You might reason, “But I’m just one person… I can’t do much on my own.”  

Nehemiah was just one person too.  But he allowed the Lord to use him to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem..

Edward Everett Hale once said; “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

We may be only one, but we are still one; take action today.

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