Your Impact

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

In a world populated by more than seven billion people, does one person really matter that much? Many, even many Christians, seem to conclude that they cannot make a significant difference.

Think of this fact: In the United States, only 56.8% of eligible voters actually voted in the 2008 Presidential elections. In short, millions of voters—including millions of Christians—did not participate. Apparently they didn’t think their vote mattered. Yet history is filled with examples of how one person—one vote—can change the course of nations.

In 1868, one vote in the U.S. Senate saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment. In 1916, if presidential hopeful Charles E. Hughes had received one additional vote in each of California’s precincts, he would have defeated President Woodrow Wilson’s reelection bid. In 1955, the mayor of Huron, Ohio, was elected to office by one vote.

In 1994, an election for the Wyoming House of Representatives ended in a tie. Then, when the recount election also ended in a tie, the winner finally was chosen…by pulling a Ping-Pong ball from a cowboy hat.

Yes, one vote really does matter. One person can make a difference.

As Christians, we need to remember that we are part of the Body of Christ. God has given each person a unique role to play, and the Body cannot succeed or be healthy unless each person fulfills their calling. That includes you!

Remember: You are part of the Body, and the Body needs you! You are unique and have a special destiny. God has placed you in a unique position and given you special assignments and special gifts and talents.

Make sure to do your part. Your life matters. Your testimony matters. Your prayers matter. Your vote matters. You matter.