Cicone Prince: Make An Impact
Have you ever wondered why it seems like some people always look like they are just blowing pass you?
Almost like you are standing still? Has there ever been a time that you felt like you were not making a difference? Have you ever questioned how some seems to make an impact and some don’t?
As men we often time underestimate how great of an influence we have. That lack of understanding really robs those around us from experiencing the Godly confidence that models a quiet assurance.
You see when we truly understand our role and husbands, fathers and even sons then we will realize that when we show up help shows up, knowledge shows up and strength shows up. When we have put in the work in becoming the best possible version of our selves then we see our value. And that value allows us to make an impact.
The little shepherd boy David, showed up one day to check on his brothers while they were fighting the Philistines. Although he was small in stature and appearance he has spent enough time with God to know that God was bigger than any giant.
That’s why before we can make an impact on the outside we have to be settled on the inside. We have to settle the issue of who we are. We have to settle the issues of our value. We have to settle that, like Les Brown said, “Other people’s opinion of you doesn’t have to become your reality.” Once you know who you are and who’s you are then there is no stopping you from impacting the world.
So what are you going to do? Are you going to keep making excuse for why you are not where you need to be? Are you going to keep pointing the finger someone who hurt you, something that happened to you or somewhere that you are supposed to be?
Because when it comes down to it people never record what people intend to do. They only record what people have done. What have you done?
I’m sure as David started to run toward Goliath with a sling and some smooth stones that people thought he was crazy. Steve Jobs is often times given credit for the following quote but my research* found out that Steve Jobs just made it famous. The quote originally came from Rob Siltanen:
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Rob Siltanen
So my last question to you is, “Will You Make an Impact?”