|It Takes One To Make One
By Greg Sanders
If you want to master an art, a sport, or a musical instrument then a key to rapid growth would be to find someone who is a master in that area and glean from his or her knowledge or ability. You can cheat this process today by following a YouTube video, buying instruction on DVD, or even attending a one-day conference. All of those are good. But there is no comparison to what is learned by being in relationship with a master.
In 1 Samuel 17: 32 David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” The whole army of Saul was terrified and had been taunted for over a month by the giant, Goliath. There was not one person in the entire army who had the guts to face the giant…until David arrived. You know the story. David went out and killed Goliath. But something else happened when David killed Goliath. His example gave others the courage to face other giants. In the history of Saul leading the army, David is the only warrior who killed a giant. However, later in David’s leadership, several of his followers killed giants. David’s courage declared open season on giants. It takes one to make one.
If we, like Saul, retreat out of the heat of the battle we may save ourselves some harm, but we also limit what God wants to produce through us. It is in facing the battles in our lives that God uses us to display hope and faith to others.
When Jesus devised His plan to spread the good news of His salvation to the world He chose a few disciples to start the process. Why? It takes one to make one. Do you want your life to display faith, hope, and love to others? Then focus on being a devoted disciple of Jesus today. You automatically reproduce what you are so be intentional about becoming who God has called you to be.
Today’s Challenge: Pray that God will continually lead you and shape you into the person He has called you to be. As you submit to His will and take on the challenges He places before you, He will reproduce that faith in others. Never stop growing, following, or leading; you reproduce what you are.
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