What is your response to responsibility?
Some of us ask for it, while some of us run from it. Some of us are trustworthy with it, while some of us are foolish with it. Some of us don’t even understand it at all.
It comes in many forms, from taking responsibility for your own actions to being given the responsibility of taking care of something important, such as a task, a vision, or even a life.
And as I sit here, taking time to consider the responsibilities that I have been given, I realize that I have a choice. I can sit back just giving a little here and there, making excuses, or giving up when things get challenging or overwhelming. Or I can see the responsibilities in front of me, give my best, knowing that I have been given such wonderful responsibility for a reason, and that what ever I’m lacking in, HE lacks in nothing.
So I excitedly move forward in responsibility. I take it on knowing I am right where I need to be. And I enjoy exactly where I am.
During the past few weeks, after getting adjusted to the culture once again, I’ve spent time embracing the responsibility at hand.
I’ve been in contact with a couple missionaries we are preparing to send out. I appreciate the role I have been given, to check in on their progress, to assist them where we can, and to just continue to cover them in support and encouragement. It is amazing the good that is taking place around the world!
I’ve also been brainstorming some possible children and youth programs that will assist in getting them off the streets during their idle time. But to also give them leadership and responsibility as well. As I’ve been brainstorming with a fellow staff, I’ve been looking for funding, such as grants, that would help support such programs and projects that G42 Leadership Academy will be a part of. We aren’t located in Spain, just to have our own “little America”, but we are here to be a part of the community in which we live and empower others.
Along with that, I introduce to you Heritage.Now. This is the name I’ve been using as I explain my vision out here. As I have a heart for discipling current and future missionaries, I too have a heart for street children. The name, Heritage. Now, represents the appreciation of where they come from and who they are, their culture, their individual identities. It represents the hope in being a part of a family, the greatness that exists in them as they too are a part of the body of Christ. And it represents the responsibility they have to make the choices now, to live now, in that very hope of who they are and the future at hand.
In order to work more with street children in this area, to learn, and to serve, I’m looking into connecting with organizations in the area. I hope that I may volunteer with them as I develop the way I’m called to serve street children.
There is a lot taking place here. It is exciting. It is possible. It is happening.
And here I sit on my balcony, feeling the weight of it, but knowing that it is my heart and that God is definitely using me, I can’t help but be so very thankful that I am a part of it.
I embrace these responsibilities and know there is more…