If you don’t do what you’re here to do, who will?
We get discouraged when we see no immediate results for our efforts. We even minimize the significance of our contribution. Yet, our actions are no small things.
On days you’re tempted to think what you’re doing doesn’t matter, consider George Bailey. In the holiday movie classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, George has the opportunity to see what life in his hometown of Bedford Falls would be like had he not been born.
In the midst of a crisis and feeling like the world would be better off without him, he discovered how important his life really was and the difference his actions made on his family, friends, and community.
Without Your Efforts, Something’s Missing
Big problems exist in our world. What if the people capable of forming solutions to those problems shrink? What if those who hold the key hide it away? What if the long awaited cure is never shared?
If we let doubt and feelings of insignificance keep us from action:
- The world misses out on our gifts
- Problems go unsolved
- People aren’t helped
- Diseases are not cured
- Products never come to fruition
- Beautiful works of art never come into existence
An empty hole remains.
Work Only You Can Do
There’s something you need to know. Those things within you-deep inside your mind, heart, and soul-we desperately need you to express. We are, after all, interconnected. Each of us counts on the other to do what we’re called to do.
Your shared insight might start a movement, your words may save a life, or your initiative might open doors for you or someone else.
Unlike George Bailey, you and I may never receive the gift of seeing the extent of our influence. Yet, the actions we take today has an impact far beyond what we imagine.
Your efforts are by no means insignificant. So, go do something great.
If you’ve ever experienced a time when you were surprised by the impact of your efforts, consider sharing in the comments below.