“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
It’s difficult for us to see the impact we have on people’s lives.
Sure, there are those we can easily point to and see the impact we’ve made.
The friend who came to Christ after your conversation.
The coworker who is now going to church because you invited him.
The young person who is beginning to like how God created them because of your mentoring.
Those are easy to see. We can point to the fruit in their lives and know the difference we’ve made.
But what about the people we pour into once or twice and don’t see again?
What about the friends who don’t change right away?
That impact is much more difficult to see.
But it doesn’t mean an impact wasn’t made.
Every seed of God we plant in people’s lives, every time we point them closer to Jesus, every conversation, prayer, interaction has an impact.
We just don’t always get to see it.
Take a look at this video from Igniter Media to see just how deep and wide the impact you have on someone’s life really can go:
The impact you make on someone’s life today has the potential to impact another life, and another, and another.
You may not see the impact you’ve made. You may not even be around when the seed you planted takes root in their hearts and brings change.
But that shouldn’t stop us from trying.
Every impact you make has the potential to grow exponentially – leaving you clueless of the lives you truly impacted until you get to meet them in heaven.
How have you seen God expand the impact you’ve had on someone’s life?