Edward Everett Hale Once said “I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
If you are “one” then be “one”. I do believe that one can make a difference, one can influence, and one can make changes that last. My savior Jesus Christ was “one” and because of Him, now there are many.
One person standing up for what is right is better than the thousands who shrug and say “what can I do?” Inventions, Science, political structures have come about because one person decided to not just have an idea but have the nerve to push through with their idea.
Sheep and Lemmings are afraid of being “one” and as a result, the herd mentality takes over, and little positive gets done.
Once you are “one”, don’t ever say you cannot be many! That is my position. Once you are one, you might find there are others who believe the way you do, who have the same cause etched in their heart, who see the same path (1 Kings 18:22). Be willing to join up with them or have them join with you, “whoa to one when the robber comes, but two can withstand, a cord of three strands is not easily broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12).
Back to back, side by side, on the same mission, multitudes can be of greater impact. However they all started because of one. Some call this building a tribe or a ‘following’. The person with the right personality can go from being one to guiding many on a journey. There was only one General George Washington but it took a literal army of followers, those with the same belief and willingness to forge a new nation, a new Republic a new way for the world to see.
There is a horse I read about, the Belgian Horse. It can move 8,000 pounds by itself. When harnessed with another horse it has never worked with, they can move 24,000 pounds, 3x more than 1 horse. If that same horse works with a horse that has worked with before, they can move 32,000 pounds.
It is the same with us, one person, one Gandhi, one Jesus can change the world. One good idea can change the world from the iPhone to removal of dictators and tyrants. However, it was their disciples that pressed on. Jesus had 3 inner disciples for fellowship and lifting up, he had 12 to feed, teach, and heal. One taught one other who brought another and so on, like the old hair coloring commercial of the 80’s or 90’s.
Vince Lombardi was “one” but the Green Bay Packers were his followers, to the first two Super Bowls ever.
Steve Wozniak, was “one” person. Yet he convinced Steve Jobs, another individual to follow him and now there is a complete Apple cult following.
So I ask you, what have you, as a ‘one’, an individual done today? What have you done to better yourself, your family, your community?
Until we meet again, keep your booger hooker off the bang switch until on target and ready to fire.
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