Do you have big weekend plans? Tonight I will be attending the End It Movement fundraiser put on by some Kennesaw State University students who attended Passion 2013. They couldn’t just turn and look the other way after learning about human trafficking. They chose to organize an event for their community, high school students and college friends. They have a minimal cover charge to cover the food and help them raise funds for the movement. There will be three different bands playing and I’ll share about the issue and how people can get involved. Their hope isn’t just to raise money, but to raise awareness and to activate an army to fight the cause.
When they called me with the game plan for the night, I couldn’t help but smile. They are walking out 1 Timothy 4:12,
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”
These students are choosing to do more than hear about this heinous crime against their fellow human beings and walk away. They are choosing to walk out what they profess to believe.
A. W. Tozer once said,
Our daily living is the most accurate indicator of our true moral standards and life priorities. On Sunday we may pretend to be on God’s side. It is our life living the rest of the week that vividly portrays whose side we are really on.”
I’m certain if I asked any one of you how you felt about human trafficking in America, you’d say you oppose it and think it is horrible. Some of you may even go so far as to say,
Someone should do something about it.”
My response to you would be simple, you and the Lord think alike. He, too, thinks someone should do something about it. He has equipped us all to do so [Hebrews 13:20-21]. You and I are His plan A, and He has no plan B.
Yesterday, at the Lobby Day press conference, I listened to person after person take to the platform and speak about how grassroots efforts and faith based organizations would be the difference in this battle for our children’s purity and safety. From the GBI officers to the Lieutenant Governor, they all acknowledged that the government couldn’t do it alone. These organizations they were referring to, such as Wellspring Living, Out of Darkness, and Street Grace, are made up of everyday, average people, who are willing to take a stand and do the extraordinary. These are people who have learned of this atrocity and refuse to look the other way. What about you? What will you do?
William Wilberforce said,
You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”
Will you look the other way or will you step into the fight? You can be male, female, black, white, Asian, Hispanic, rich or poor. It doesn’t matter your age. You can’t be too young or too old. There are no qualifiers except a willing heart. God will bring the rest to the table. He’s just looking for a few good women and men who are like Isaiah 6:8, raising their hands saying,
Here am I. Send me!”
So, I ask you again, what will you do? The first step is the hardest, but you never have to take it alone!
*Join us for End It Now this Friday, February 8, 2013, 6 p.m. @ Lost Mountain Baptist Church, 5400 Old Dallas Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127. Suggested donation: $10.
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