Everybody Can Make a Difference

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;

if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.

In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

– Romans Chapter 12: verses 14-21


We are created in the image of God to live out our purpose and make a difference in the lives of those around us. Making a difference in someone’s life means you’re pointing them back to Jesus—whether they realize it or not, because following Jesus means we desire to be like him. He is your model for how to make a difference. Jesus is reflected in how you speak, behave, and think about life. Your everyday actions and words help people to see that you’re different.

We believe making a difference isn’t simply what we at church, but it’s who we are—it’s a disposition. We practically live this out by being nice to and aware of everyone around us. If anyone experiences niceness, it should be from someone who follows Jesus. We’re also aware of people. This looks like taking a moment to have a conversation with someone or simply smiling at them. Whatever we do, our goal is to be like Jesus and make a difference.

We believe the easiest way to make a difference is to become a Daymaker—a volunteer! You can start being a Daymaker everywhere you go and, when you’re ready, by joining a Daymaker team! You can be a Daymaker on Sundays, in our kids or student ministry, for the community, for your family, and for a stranger. Make a Difference is the practical step of building God’s Kingdom.

Spend time answering these questions today. Write your responses in a journal or talk through them with someone your trust!

  1. Where can you make a difference in someone’s life today?
  2. What does it look like for you to be a Daymaker everywhere you go?
  3. If you could be a volunteer at 12Stone, where would you serve?


Learn more about your spiritual gifts and Discover Purpose:

12Stone: Everybody Can Make a Difference

Become a Daymaker: Register for Growth Track

Connect with Buford Campus Pastor, Steve Walton

Talk To a Pastor

Whether you have a question or simply want to have a conversation, we are here for you. Reach out about becoming a Daymaker or what it means to Make a Difference.