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59. A Simple Way to Positively Influence Another

With a story that illustrates this perfectly!

16 min / Published

We desire to make a difference in this world and positively impact others, right? But how? How do we do that? In this episode, Julie shares a powerful story of an example of this between her adult son and a little boy at a professional baseball game. Get ready to be inspired! Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes. Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/.

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I believe we each desire to not only positively impact the world, but also the lives of those around us. Am I right? We want to make a difference. We want to make this world better. And we want to positively impact another person. Right? Because who of us ever want to make this world or the lives of others around us worse? Uh, nobody.

But how do we do this?

How can we tangibly positively impact another?

How do we make a difference in the world when we feel like we don't have much influence in it? Is it even possible? Well, I say it is. Even with all the negativity and divisiveness and hate in this world. Even when our schedules are full and our minds are preoccupied. We can make a difference and positively impact another. In this episode I share my first-hand account of witnessing such an example from this past weekend. I share a story about my adult son and a little boy named Blake. Get ready to be inspired, friend, because this greatly inspired me.

Our favorite baseball team is the St. Louis Cardinals. We've been fans of the Red Birds for years, thanks to our children. Each year we try to make it to a home game in St. Louis, just four and a half hours south of us. This past weekend we took in two back-to-back games, Friday night and Saturday afternoon. St. Louis is one of our favorite cities!

Bill, our son, Zach, his girlfriend, Paige, and I immediately immersed ourselves in the baseball and St. Louis culture after arriving, and had time to take in the Arch, Ballpark Village, and the Pre-game Party at Cardinals Nation before the game Friday night. Zach chose our seats on the third base side near the foul pole, and those seats did not disappoint! Third row up with a clear view of everything! (In all of the games we've attended, we never sat on the third base side before!) It was a beautiful night... for baseball and for making memories on that side of the stadium.

I just had no idea how memorable it was going to be.

Sure, it was a memorable game, but what I might remember the most from this game had nothing to do with what was happening on the field in front of me, and everything to do with what happened by me.

What we do can positively impact another.

What we do matters. I was blessed to witness an example of that Friday night. And if you know a little boy named Blake, who attended the Cardinals game Friday night and sat in section 168, would you tell him Zach would love to play soccer with him. Thanks for being here. Have a great week and God bless you!

Links in this episode:

Romans 12:9-10 MSG
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