How To Use Your Words and Actions To Make A Difference
Posted on: May 20, 2013, by : Brandon Gilliland

Words without actions are meaningless. If you follow me on Twitter, you have probably seen a tweet about that phrase. I’ve posted it a few times. True influencers are able to back up their words with actions.

If you think about it, would you rather listen to someone who just tells you what to do but is unable to execute it personally? Or would you rather listen and follow someone who actually lives out what they say?

 

I would choose the second option.

 

I have received numerous emails from teens across the country in the past few months that have really inspired me to write this post and a few others. Most have started connecting with me through Twitter, but a few have actually kept me updated on things through email and text messages. It is awesome to connect with people around the nation whom I have never met before.

 

When I was reading and responding to the different emails and twitter comments, I noticed that they all had to do with the same thing: making a difference. For guys and girls who strive to live a strong Christian life, it is discouraging to see what goes on in the world. Many of the emails I received explained how hard it is to make a difference in a corrupt world.

 

I agree.

 

It is hard to make a difference. You often feel alone…like you are the only one who cares about even trying to make a difference.

Making A Difference

 

The reality is that if you want to make an impact on others, you have to be authentic in your words and actions. In other words, what you say must line up with your life.

Even though you feel alone, you are not. God is with you the whole way, and He is pleased with your desire to make an impact on others by setting the example.

  • Stay consistent
  • Set the example
  • Stand for your convictions
  • Pray for others

 

When others know what you stand for, they will have more respect for you. This can open doors for you to make a difference.

It is hard trying to Amplify God’s Kingdom, but God will love the fact that you are faithful to Him and the missions He calls you to.

 

Do you find it hard to make a difference?

 

This was an updated post from a previous blog on this site.

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  • I used to find it difficult, only because I thought my actions didn’t matter and no one cared. Once I shifted gears and realized this wasn’t true things began to change.

    • That’s a great example! Many believe that they can’t make a difference and that their actions don’t matter. You never know who is watching you, and even the small things can make an impact on someone.

      Thanks for sharing!