Everyone in the world makes an impact. Sometime, with someone in their life, they will make an impact. It is said even the shyest of introverts will impact 10,000 people in their lives. Now, whether you leave a positive impact or a negative impact will determine what kind of leader you are.
Recently, I wrote an article on people asking God for a sign. I had a friend happen to go to my site that day. She read my article and wrote me a comprehensive email about how it impacted her. She gave me permission to put part of her response below:
I completely agree with what you’re saying… why should we ask God for a sign? He’s already given us plenty! It’s both our doubtful, sinful nature, and our sinful human pride. I really think that’s why we always want God to show us a sign is because we have that sinful human pride… we always feel that He should prove himself to us. The main reason why that particular post you wrote struck me was because I experienced (a couple of years ago) a similar scenario of such doubt that I was, in the back of my mind, waiting for God to “prove himself” to me. I was just indulging in my sinful nature and wanting a “sign” to know He’s there.
After all of that, I remember just reminding myself to trust God… and then a few minutes later, after I had realized that He really has already given me plenty signs, He actually did give me the “sign” I asked for… which made me feel incredibly humbled and just overwhelmed. I mean, here I was doubting that God would actually keep His promises that He would never leave me nor forsake me; I was asking my Creator, who created all heavens and the earth, for a sign. So, yeah, I just cried after that because I felt so humbled… I mean, God knew I was going to be alright. He knew I was well taken care of in His arms. He did not need to actually show me the sign I had asked Him for. My sinful pride had been completely torn down because I realized… why am I not trusting God? Why does God have to prove himself to me? I know He’s there… He said so in His own Word! That “doubting Thomas” hits us all sometimes, though!
I am honored and humbled to get such a response from someone who God impacted through me.