• Tony Birkhead


If we all do for one what we wish we could do for everyone then eventually the ones will become everyone!

We all grew up with this statement given to us when we’d ask for something. “If I give it to you, I’ll have to give it to everyone”. “If I let you, I have to let everyone”. Did you ever want to just look back at your mom or your teacher and say, “no you don’t”, I won’t tell anyone. It’ll just be our little secret. I am not sure who came up with this idea but it has gotten so stuck into the reasoning/thinking part of our brains that now when we see needs or hurts on a big scale we tend to look at them and think since we can’t do for everyone we won’t do anything. Several years ago I read a book on leadership by Andy Stanley and in the book he told a story about this and gave this statement...

“Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone” –Andy Stanley


1.How did your family break the rules of fairness when you were growing up? Who do you feel like always got their way?

2.What does it feel like when you give and give and give and you feel as if you’ve got nothing left?

3. Paul must have shared the feeling of becoming weary in doing good. What encouragement did he give to remind us to not give up in doing good? How does that make you want to continue?

4. Describe your daily time constraints? Where can you find the time to do good?

5. What is an area you feel God may want you to give more time to Him in?


Is there an area as a LifeGroup you can volunteer together and do for one what you wish you could do for everyone? Brainstorm some ideas and make a plan...


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