Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Being A Difference Maker

I am sitting here in awe....watching millions of people celebrate the inauguration of America's 44th president. I am SO taken back at the significance and history of this moment. (I pray that our kids are able to see it at school because it is such a huge moment). You know...it doesn't matter if we agree or disagree with the policies of President Obama....we know that all authority is given by our Lord....and he wouldn't be there unless it was allowed and appointed of God.

I'm amazed and so blessed when I see where Barak Obama has come from. It is a very hopeful moment for many, many people. I cannot help but think about Esther in the bible. She represented hope for SO MANY PEOPLE...and yet who would have ever though that SHE would be the one to help make a difference. After all...who was she? What was HER background...what were her credentials? Who did SHE know? Why would she be the one chosen? Obviously...we all know because it was ordained and appointed by God! God takes a little and makes it a lot! He does more with unexpected things than we could ever imagine! So whether or not I agree with what President Barak Obama is doing...I do know that he is in this office, like Esther, for such a time as this. And I pray for his success in this office....because his success, means the success of our wonderful and blessed America.

You know....you and I are where we are, for such a time as this too. We are DIFFERENCE MAKERS....we CAN change the world from where we are. It doesn't matter what our past is...or where we are from, or who our family is. Do you think that President Obama's grandmother knew he would be the 44th president of the United States when she realized she would be the one to raise and bring him up in the absence of his mother and father? Of course not! But she was a difference maker....just where she was. She chose to make good decisions and raise him in the best way that she could. It makes a difference even in the little things.

We are difference makers....chosen to be where we are for this time in our lives. Whether you're a stay at home mom or dad....or whether you're busy at work in your career, you are a difference maker and we can change the atmosphere of where we are....it all depends on us...and our attitudes and actions. My husband always tells me....and we tell our children that our attitude determines our altitude.

So I urge you today....this very historical day...to not only look at the significance and history of what is happening....but also realize that you are SO VERY SPECIAL and you are chosen too, to be a difference maker. You leave an imprint on each and every person you connect with daily. I pray that we are able to make a difference in the world around us. Be encouraged....you are here too, for such a time as this!!!!


Kim K. said...

I've got it streaming in my office. I work at a University and we have televisions set up everywhere for students and faculty to watch. This is history in the making. Amen to making differences!!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Well said! I want to be a difference maker in my little sphere. Great words of encouragement...


Amy said...

Thanks for sharing this :). I love the story of Esther! Also, attitude determining altitude is one of my favorite quotes!

Amanda said...

AMEN!! God equipps those that he calls... not the other way around!!

Livin' out loud said...

Those are certainly words of wisdom!!
I reloaded the video of Gwen singing, hope it works now...

Anonymous said...

I love the book of Esther! One of my faves.

It is interesting to think about each person's purpose in the time they have been born!

The Princess's Mommy said...

What a thought-provoking post, Buffi! Thank you for sharing. It makes me think of our little FCC group and how we try to give back to our community at our activities. How exciting to think that a fifty cent box of macaroni and cheese can make a difference in the life of a child, who otherwise might not have had a hot meal! I am so proud that our group is committed to make a difference, even if it means sacrifice on the part of our members!

Can't wait to see you guys on Friday night!