Just last month, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Global Leadership Summit. At the Summit, hundred of thousands gather around the world to learn how to better their business, organization, church, or school.
This experience was one of the most life changing experiences I have had.
One of the speakers, Wilfredo De Jesus, author of In the Gap, spoke about the gaps we encounter in our community.
As someone who volunteers and interned at a pregnancy center, I have see the gap in my community first hand.
De Jesus talked about why and how communities should engage with those lost in the gap.
The first obstacle he suggested you tackle in order to get closer to the gap is letting go of the fear we have about taking our faith into the community.
He said: "With revelation comes responsibility." If we know about the gaps in our community, it is our responsibility to do everything in our power to close those gaps!
Even when it gets hard, we must do ALL OF THE GOOD!
"The moment you decide to stand in the gap, there will be opposition, but if God is for you, who can be against you?"
Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles. Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency ask the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But, conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Find that thing you know you were made to do. Once you do that, get access the gap involved and do everything you possibly can to end the cycle of this seemingly endless gap we have right in our very own communities.