“You can’t do everything, but you can do something.”

Posted: December 10, 2009 in December 2009
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Story of the day:  “You can’t do everything, but you can do something.”

Haddon Robinson in Love Needs Expression wrote:

Somehow the command to love doesn’t get through to us.  We may confess that we lack a strong faith, but seldom do we admit that we are deficient in love.  Perhaps we feel we’re as loving as the next person, and maybe a little bit more.

After all, we’re sensitive to the hurts of other people.  Our hearts go out to battered wives and abused children when we read about them in the newspaper.  We shift uneasily in front of our TVs when we see little children sobbing with hunger or sitting in silent despair beyond crying.

But deep inside we know that genuine caring reaches beyond feelings to action.  Caring, like steam or electricity, isn’t worth much unless something happens as a result of it.  Love without deeds is useless, just as talent not demonstrated in creative ways is wasted.  Both must be expressed or they are no better than a myth.

Because we can’t do everything, we often don’t do anything.  If you want to be a loving person, don’t start by taking on the needs of the whole world.  Start with caring about one person and build from there.

You can’t do everything, but you can do something.  What you can do, you should do.  Today, determine that in the power and grace of God you will do it. [Haddon Robinson.  Love Needs Expression.  Our Daily Bread. December, 2005.]

Quote of the day:  Thorson

“In a world that couldn’t care less, we are to be people who couldn’t care more.”

Bible verse of the day:  Leviticus 19:18 (NIV)

“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.  I am the Lord.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Though I can’t solve all the problems in this world and do everything, there are things that I can do and if it means by caring for one person at a time, then that’s what I will do.  Father, I pray to You and ask that my soul be filled each day with love to share with those around me.   Father, I pray to love my neighbor as I do myself and to give of myself all that I possibly can.  I love You and I am so grateful to be called Your daughter.  

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen

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Comments
  1. Amber says:

    My name is amber, i say you cant do everything is so rite but remember u can always to something to help because all good die young

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