She spoke about passion and giftedness and how each of us are gifted with something unique-but how are we using it? Or are we using it all?
Kim made a funny statement: “Look out for what frustrates you.” I thought to myself “what?” She had seen in the church how people would join or become involved, then drop out. Feeling like there was no one “taking care of them” she went to the pastor and voiced her concern. Expecting a resolution and “thank you, we have that covered” he gently replied “what are you going to do about it?” Now, several years later, Kim leads member involvement at our church.
She re-told of Moses and how he killed an Egyptian because the man was abusing a Hebrew, treating him unfairly. “Look out for what frustrates you…” turned in my head ahead. Moses did not like injustice and years later, was called by God to end injustice for His people, miraculously leading them across the desert, into the promised land.
I was stunned.
This part of the story and that connection was one I had not heard before. I have always disliked injustice. I didn’t like playing mean jokes or tormenting people (except maybe my brother!!). In college, I was never interested in becoming a part of a sorority because of all the stories of torment to the incoming girls. It was simple in my head: I did not want to turn around a year later and be responsible for treating someone unjustly.
I believe over the years, the Lord has taken my passion for ending injustice and turned it into actions in ending exploitation through human trafficking. It frustrated me and I wanted to do something about it.
I am doing something about injustice now. I help with Freeset a ministry that helps free women from human trafficking in Calcutta, India. What I love about Freeset is that they do not only help free women from human trafficking, ending that injustice, but they help them women learn how to read and write, they provide insurance, retirement, and childcare for their children. So, what am I doing about it? I am helping them out, helping to free women one at a time, through the sales of bags and tees.
What frustrates you? What will you do about it?