How to Impact Lives

People who serve God do impact people’s lives. In Luke 4: 8 the Bible says, “…Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve” (KJV). People worship what they serve. When you worship God you will serve God and your service to God will impact other people.

In John chapter six the Bible talks about how Jesus multiplied bread and fish to feed the multitudes of people who followed him. All what Jesus did was to give thanks. Jesus is the mediator between God and man and in that gathering he stood in the gap between God and man. He looked to God the Father and in turn the apostles looked to him. When the apostles faced Jesus there was just a few loaves of bread and fish, but when they turned around to serve the multitudes, food in their hands began to multiply. The bread and fish multiplied at every step each one of them took as they served the people. That is what happens to people who serve God. They impact people’s lives.

The first step in serving God is to take away the log out of one’s own eye. In Matthew 7:4-5 the Bible says, “Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye (KJV). It starts with you a believer.

In Jeremiah 4: 3 the Bible says, “For thus saith the Lord to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns (KJV). When the Bible talks about the ground and sowing, it referrers to the heart and the word of God. The ground is the heart and the seed is the word of God. The fallow ground must be broken down for seeds to germinate and grow.

Now, how do you break the fallow ground? You break the fallow ground by confessing your sins to God. Recall any sin you know in your life and confess it to God in prayer. At first, you will feel the resistance and may not recall a lot of sins, but just start with one sin. The first confessed sin will help you to recall another one. Something inside you will feel like you need to stop, but just keep confessing. Do not let self-justification stop you. Break the fallow ground. This is what it means to take out the log from your eye.  Take the log out of your eye so that you can help other people.