God, it is hopeless. One person cannot make a difference, so what’s the point in trying?
My child, you have the strength to do much. Do not give up so easily. You have been given the same spirit that flowed through the first disciples. You can move mountains if you so desire.
It only takes one person to start making changes in the world. One voice can compel others and grow to many. You can be that one voice that calls others and propels change.
A single good deed can change the life of another. Is the person who performs such an act any different from you? If they turned a blind eye and did nothing, someone’s life would not change, and a person would be left in need, or worse, lost. The difference is that they dare to act and not sit idly by.
Look back in your history, and you will see that it is a person who is remembered for their deeds, not the collective. There have been many heroes across the years, most not seeking to be recognized. Their good deeds have made an enormous impact on the lives of others and have driven change. They did it not for glory but because it was the right thing to do.
Movements are remembered by the multitude, but it took one person to start the movement. It took one person to sit in the front of the bus, to walk call for an action of peace, and to say we will not sit quietly anymore. Each movement, started by one, copied by others. Just one voice, one body, changing the world for the better.
Even if you help just one person, you are making a difference. If you see injustice, call it out, and if you see someone being harmed, don’t film it – help them.
I watch as my children seem compelled to sit back and watch, doing nothing. This saddens me greatly. I also see those who do for others without the want of anything in return.
When you help someone, expect nothing in return. You can set an example for others to follow. When you speak out against injustice and evil, you compel others to join you. Everything starts with just one person.
My Son was one person but look at the gift He gave. It was given freely, not for himself but for you and all the world. I do not ask the same sacrifice of you, only that you love and help one another.
Through the Holy Spirit, you can perform miracles. People have not seen many miracles because my children have forgotten the possibilities and capabilities given unto each of you. When the breath of the Holy Spirit fills you, you have a piece of me within. This means you have unique gifts available to you. Do not be afraid to use them or doubt yourself.
You cannot move mountains when you have no faith or doubt yourself. Even the slightest doubt can strengthen the tiniest pebble so that it cannot be moved. Remember this; everything has power, good and bad alike.
If you do nothing, you give in to hopelessness, and the shadow begins to seep in, slowly at first, but then grows. One thing will lead to another until you are complacent, and even the smallest thing you could do to help another or show love is left undone. The enemy lives in the complacent.
The lines are not firm in cement. You can shift and move the line, forward or back. You can set a marker firmly in place and stand your ground, for justice and honestly, for truth and love.
Know that I am with you always, and my spirit resides in you. With the help of the Holy Spirit, you can make a difference; you, my child, can move mountains.
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