Don’t Wait For Someone Else, Use Your Voice.

Bring the change. The time has come.

If you are like me and Gabby Heusser, whom I interviewed this week, you will agree with the following statement: 

“We’ve experienced a degree of victory over many challenges.  Our lives have changed, and we feel an urge to wade  back out on to the battleground and help our brothers and  sisters who are still struggling. ” (Culture Changers: Understand the Roots of Brokenness and Help Heal Your Family and Community)

But not just our brothers and sisters, we have a testimony that will impact anyone we meet. This testimony is based on the gospel: what Jesus did for us. The why and the how. It’s a message of hope and vision and right now on the anniversary of 9-11, we need hope and vision to get through not only the next two decades, but the next week!

Faced with  questions like “What will I do for employment if…?” “Will my kids be in-class all year?” to “Will my relative recover?”, we need vision that strengthens us no matter what storm is coming.

So then, strengthen hands that are weak and knees that  tremble. Cut through and make smooth, straight paths  for your feet [that are safe and go in the right direction],  so that the leg which is lame may not be put out of joint,  but rather healed. (Heb. 12:12–13 AMP)  

Gabby Heusser, author of In His Footsteps wakes up daily with the intention of making space to meet someone who needs to hear the gospel. Mother of two teen girls, she overcome childhood adversity and ended up in the foster care system.  Her book tell the journey but a result of her meeting Jesus was developing a huge heart for the lost. 

From the interview: “We’re all called to preach the gospel. It’s going to look different for all of us. We have different personalities, the message is the same, but it’s going to look different for a stay-at-home mom than for someone like me where my kids are older teenagers and this is what I do…I will leave 5-10 minutes early because I know I’m gonna be stopping for somebody…I don’t want a pending appointment or something that I need to be at to be the thing that deters me from stopping for somebody that God puts on my heart.”
 
“Mommas you can do it. Look for other moms because you will reach moms.”

The word edify means to build up. As Culture Changers, we are called to build up those whose lives intersect with ours for a few minutes or a lifetime. We bring change as we oppose the conditions and mindsets that diminish the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.” Let’s turn the tide by coaching people how to move themselves and others into a constructive trajectory.  

I encourage you to watch parts 1 and 2 of this interview. Be inspired!

 

To learn more about Gabby and her upcoming book projects: http://gabbyheusser.com/

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