A short part of my story.
There was a point in my life, after coming home from a mission trip and landing a part-time job with a wonderful non-profit where I just felt like (excuse my honesty here) “What is the point?"
What is the point of traveling to another country to help others?
What is the point in stressing over getting a fundraising campaign started just to raise a little bit of money, towards a HUGE amount of money?
What is the point of doing anything when there are SO SO many people in this world that need help, that are living in poverty, who don’t have medical care, who don’t have food, who don’t have education, the list goes on… just, god what am I doing that is actually helping?
And then he told me. Turn hope into an action word. Normally we relate hope to being something described as a desire for something to happen, an expectation we wait for day by day… But when we turn hope into action, you aren’t waiting anymore you’re doing.
You are no longer hoping those children are getting fed.
You are no longer hoping that those families have medical attention.
You are no longer hoping for clean water to be in villages.
Every little action I do in my daily life will ultimately impact someone, somewhere. I was reminded that what I do, does matter. I don’t get to see this every day. But whenever I start getting the “what’s the point” blues, it helps me to remember the tiny little phrase “Hope Into Action” and if you are anything like me, I encourage you to write this down somewhere.
This holiday season doesn't forget that you have the power to bring hope and a future into someone's life, whether its a boy who was abandoned and now lives in Oasis or whether its the man on the side of the road begging for your change.
Here is my challenge to you: Turn Hope Into Action. Give. Give your time. Give your love. Give what you can but start today and do it generously.
Written By Anonymous.