You Can Make a Difference

But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin. (Micah 3:8, NIV)

For twenty years Micah preached and prayed, and watched things move from bad to worse among the people that he loved.

But Micah was faithful in doing what God had entrusted him to do. That’s the secret. God called him to speak and pray, and that’s what he did. He stuck at it—in season and out of season and, as a result, he lived to see a miracle that he probably never thought possible.

We have the Bible and we’ve been called to pray. God has entrusted each of us with a ministry to carry out, and he holds us accountable for it. If you want to see a breakthrough in the darkness in your family, office, or some other place where there is resistance, follow Micah’s model. You can make a difference, and here’s how:

Tell the truth—Plant the living seed of God’s truth wherever you can. If it doesn’t seem to bear fruit, don’t get discouraged. This is what God has called you to do.

Do what’s right—Micah is “filled… with justice.” (3:8). Truth and integrity belong together.

Pray with faith“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14).

Persevere—Micah preached and prayed for twenty years without seeing any change. But he stayed faithful in what God called him to do.

How can you make a difference?


Colin Smith (@PastorColinS) is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition.

Date Posted: Mar 27th, 2017