stripped of everything

A, “we truly suck”, CHALLENGE…

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“You are not here merely to make a living…You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand.”

-Woodrow Wilson

Too often we get so caught up in doing things for ourselves.
We get a job with good pay. We pay our bills. We purchase tickets for a game. We take family vacations. We go through the local fast food joint daily. We throw old books out just to buy new ones.
We do these things because we enjoy them. Because we have learned that an “American” family does these things. The average American family throws out their old shoes when they buy new ones. I mean, who really wants old shoes, right?
Don’t get me wrong, we have to pay our bills, and feed ourselves and our kids. Sure, sometimes the latest electronics will help us accomplish more of “our” goals.
But really, why are we truly doing these thing? For the status? Is it really for the need and for the good of God’s Kingdom? Or is it more for our own selves?
How much more are we truly capable of doing, yet sit on our hands and not do?
How much more are we expected to be doing?
While we are spending our money on new computers, iPhones, HD tv’s, cars, books, our 10th pair of shoes, another shirt from another high end store, there are many people who are struggling to feed themselves and their children. There are people who have no car, no house, can’t read because they can’t afford the cost of schooling. There are people who need treatment, whether it’s medical, emotional, or spiritual, and cannot afford it.
What are our responsibilities to them?
Don’t take this as one of those blogs postings where I’m calling everyone out, minus me.
No, take this as me calling EVERYONE out, including, and especially, me.
I’m tired of wanting more, when I have more.
I’m tired of always just praying for my needs, when God has more than blessed my needs.
I desire so much more.
He desire’s so much more.
It can start with simply praying on behalf for those who are hurting or less off. However it cannot stop there. If we intercede for those who hurt, for those who are struggling, yet do nothing in our actions to help those, then we are simply doing nothing at all, but recognizing the issue.
The issue has already been recognized for years by many christians who have the ability to solve these issues, yet the issues continue to be present.
The true change will start when we REACT in a physical manner towards these happenings
It’s time we start to take a stand for the true injustice’s happening by ourselves.
We are the CAUSE, and it’s time we finally stop saying, and start doing.
It’s time for us to not be the cause, but to finally stary being part of the cure.

How can/will you start being part of the cure?

Below is a list of organizations that you can either donate to, or get involved with, that have dedicated themselves to making a difference. By partnering with them financially, or just actively engaging in what they have going on, you can make a difference.

50,000 Shoes in 50 Days
Toms Shoes
Compassion International
Interpression Ministries
(Red) Campaign
TWLOHA
Mercy Ministries
Soles4Souls

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Written by vagabondrunn

December 1, 2008 at 7:21 pm

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  1. Kyle,

    Love your blog – I am 100% on the same page! I am going into school across the nation to document over 1,000,000 Random Acts of Kindness. We will be running a campaign called “Shoes 4 Their Sole” – our goal is to get 2,000 shoes shipped to us – and we will in turn send them to the needy in Africa.

    We are seeking gently used shoes, as like you say, we just don’t care to wear anymore.

    Will keep following your work – great job!

    With Kindness,

    Brian Williams
    Youth Motivational Speaker

    Think Kindness
    http://www.ThinkKindness.org

    thinkkindness

    December 2, 2008 at 1:17 am


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