Never Underestimate Your Potential to Make a Difference by Wilson Wayne Grant

Never Underestimate Your Potential to Make a Difference by Wilson Wayne Grant

“It won’t make any difference,” a friend told me as we were discussing charitable giving in light of the new tax law. “I can give only a little—not enough to be worthwhile,” he added.

This conversation got me thinking. “You are very wrong,” I wanted to tell my friend. When it comes to giving to a good cause, the biggest mistake people make is thinking that giving a little does not help.

One certainly does not need to be a millionaire in order to change the world, or at least, a little part of it. A leader of a large charitable children’s hospital said that he would rather have a dollar from everyone in town than to have a million dollars from just a few. For once a person has given, even a little, to a worthy cause, he or she is likely to be motivated to keep on giving. The impact is the same whether it is one person giving one hundred dollars or ten people giving ten dollars each.

So do not hesitate to give to the work of Trinity Baptist Church just because you believe your gift is too small. Every gift of every size will help underwrite the ministries and missions of our church. Never underestimate your gift’s impact; combined with that of others, it will be significant. God loves our gifts of any size, and he also loves the spirit in which we give. As Paul reminds us, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)

Remember, never underestimate your potential to make a difference. As we all at Trinity share together, our church will have a great impact on our city—and, indeed, our world.

Wilson Wayne Grant