What is your response?
Our lives have meaning and purpose. We, you and I, have a calling on our life to do something. What my purpose in life is may very well be different from what you have to do. However, the common denominator is that we both have something to do.
- For some, it is a desire to build wells in Africa, because they read and saw pictures of contaminated water.
- For some, it is a desire to build a school for orphans, because they read and saw pictures of young girls who may become prey to human trafficking.
- For some, it is a desire to build homes for families, because they read and saw pictures of families torn apart due to homelessness.
I am not certain why we all have an itch to do something, but the majority of people that I come across do. What separates most from the rest is their response. Complacency, if we are not careful, can rob us of the creativity God has placed on the inside of us to be the answer. The answer to what? What ever it is that we have been called to do. That is right, we are the answer. It is in us. Truth be told, it didn’t just arrive in our hearts. It has been there for quite some time. We may not have not been paying any attention.
Our response to the burning issues of life may be in the form of a conversation with someone for coffee, attending a seminar, taking a class….something to help kick start the response.
For me? My response is to help the community. I want to help in a sustainable thread that empowers people to live better. Sounds like a social enterprise? _____ may very well be. All I know is that God is looking for a response from someone. Lip service isn’t good enough. Faith without works is dead. Likewise, works without faith doesn’t add up to much.
My response is to do something that helps people in a tangible way. My goal is to have proof of it by the end of this 90 day journey.