Room for Reflection – Make a Difference

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Yesterday we reflected on the ways that we discovered purpose this past year. Of course, it doesn’t end there. It is not enough to discover purpose; you have to use it to make a difference. That happens when you see yourself used by God to make an eternal impact in someone else’s life.

Today’s Reflection Question is designed to help you reflect on the principle of Making a Difference and the steps that you made this year. As you reflect, slow down and celebrate the progress that has been made in this area during 2018


1 John 4:9-12
9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. 10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. 12 No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.

Reflection Question – Making a Difference:
Where did you experience God using you to make a difference?

What opportunities did God provide for you this past year to help others?

Did you listen to God’s calling? If not, why not? What could you do differently this year to be ready when new opportunities arise to serve others?

Next Steps:
Make a list of possible opportunities you were given this past year by God to help others. Notes those times you followed his call and reflect on the outcome as well as how that made you feel. Note those times you did not heed God’s calling and how that made you feel. Make a plan as to how you would do things differently next time.

Attend week four of GrowthTrack which takes place every fourth week of the month to learn more about making a difference and the next step for you. For information and times visit

Dear Father, thank you for providing me with opportunities to serve others. Thank you for working through me to help others. Following your calling allows me to feel closer to you. Amen.


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