I was on a Zoom call last night with the leadership team from our church. We have a monthly meeting we call our “Leadership Roundtable”. I usually throw out a leadership thought that we unpack together.

Last night we discovered something that I think might be a big help to you as well, especially for those of you who want to help others but are finding it difficult to figure out how.

One of our leaders was very transparent and said she felt like a failure as a leader in this season. She said that it has been close to impossible to gather people, plan events, structure outreaches, etc.… This sentiment was shared by everyone on the call. And I know from being friends with numerous pastors all over the city that they feel the exact same way.

But then one of our leaders shared how just one phone call from the other leader was deeply impactful for her. I chimed in and said the same thing. As we continued to talk, we discovered something powerful:

One phone call, text, email, video blog, or any other form of connecting is more potent in hard times than one hundred in good times.

Wow! What a revelation!

I have found this to be true as well. Many of the things I have taught over three decades have not had nearly the impact they have now. For some it is as though it is the first time they have ever heard them!

When people are not drowning, they are not very interested in a life preserver. However, when they are drowning, it is a different story altogether.

I want to encourage you not to get discouraged if you feel like your service to others has become limited. Rather recognize that you have more influence for good than ever before.

“When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.” Mark 2:7a

Q. What is one thing you can do right now to help one person in need?