Called Out In His Strength

Suzibw  By Suzi Hanson

She was lost in a world I didn’t even know existed. She was a victim of human trafficking.

I first heard of the horrific reality of human trafficking several years ago when a guest speaker came to LifeChurch.tv.  She shared terrifying statistics … 27 million victims around the globe … the average age of a trafficking victim is 12 years old. As the images and words rolled on and off the screens, I became more and more stunned! How could this be? Such cruelty! Who could be so heartless? How do they end up as victims? Why don’t they run away?  These are just a few of the questions that stirred in me for weeks and months to come. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and there are more slaves in the world today than at any other time in history.

What could I do? I’m just one person! Honestly, the enormity of this tragedy paralyzed me for the next two years. I would research and sit stunned at the inhumanity that was taking place right here in my home state as well as around the globe… but I did nothing. I had plenty of excuses to help me justify my lack of action – I’m too busy, I have a small child, I’m inadequate, etc.

Until one day,… I finally took the first step of faith!

I called a local non-profit organization and got involved.  Over the past 3 years, I’ve helped educate thousands and have worked hands-on with several local victims of human trafficking.

Maybe God has called you to go too, and you are paralyzed with fear or full of excuses like I was. Listen, Jesus came to seek and save the lost. (Luke 19:10) And we are the hands and feet of Jesus, called to do His works on earth. God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, LOVE and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)

Imagine what we could do together as the body of Christ if we took those first steps of action towards reaching just one! There are women in every age group who are broken, hurting, and crying out to be rescued.

Are you called to reach the addicted?

Are you called to reach the abused?

Are you called to reach the homeless?

Are you called to reach the orphaned?

Are you called to reach children in foster care?

Are you called to reach those who have lost their way?

Who are you called to REACH?

2 Corinthians 12:9 says, But he said to me,  ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Remember, God does not call the prepared, He prepares the called.

I challenge you to take that first step toward your calling today.

REACH ONE, and it will be worth every second! God doesn’t expect us to be superwomen. He only asks that we be willing, and He will do the rest.

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