11.06.2012

The Fight Against Injustice - What is Your Calling?


Each of us is called to fight for a certain cause.  To fight against a certain injustice.  

For some, that calling is to minister to the homeless...to fight for the lives of unborn humans...to shelter orphans...to raise awareness about AIDS...

For a while, I thought my calling was to support the Pregnancy Resource Center.  I tried raising funds for my local one - organized a concert, raised money at a dance I hosted, etc.  I did raise funds to help them out a little.  But I was always hitting roadblocks along the way.  The concert was basically a failure (under 100 people showed up).  The dance raised only about $100.  I felt as if I should just keep pushing forward, but didn’t know what else to try doing.  And let me tell you something, readers.  When the LORD is wanting you to focus on something other than what you’re aiming for, He WILL put up roadblocks in your road, until you realize that you’re on the wrong path.  Even if what you’re attempting to do is to glorify Him...if it’s not what He has planned for you, He will gently pull you back.

So after feeling stumped and depressed (like I couldn’t figure out what to use my talents for, how to glorify God through my abilities, WHAT exactly He wanted to make me a warrioress against), He tossed something across my path that led me to start fighting against one of the biggest injustices of this world.  Human trafficking.


I began my ministry, First Night of Freedom, in August of 2011.  (Read the whole story HERE)  Little by little, the LORD opened more and more doors for me to be able to further my ministry.  And most recently, I was able to become part of the Volviendo team.  It’s been an incredible journey.  And the LORD has taught me much about faith...trust...perseverance...passion...and desire to glorify Him through it all.  

Also...there’s nothing quite like the feeling of having the support of family and friends, and having people whom you don’t even know, stand behind you in your efforts.  It’s an incredible feeling when you receive a ‘thank you’ card from a rescue shelter across the ocean, letting you know that your package of items for the girls was received with joy and gladness.  These all prove as confirmations to me (and others) that this is, indeed, my calling in life at the moment.  And through it, I have been able to meet so many fellow fighters and together, with the LORD’s help, I know that we can make the odds lessen in our favor.  And He will bless our efforts to fight for the freedom of slaves.  


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What do you sense is YOUR calling from the LORD?  What has He placed in your lap that you feel an urging to fight against?  I would encourage you to pray about it.  Talk to your parents, close friends, maybe even your pastor.  Explore ideas of what you’re best at and how your talents can help in serving a certain kind of ministry.  May God bless your endeavors!

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'The King will answer and say to them 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me'.'
- Matthew 25:40

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7 comments:

  1. You have a beautiful heart Raquel ! Continue to allow the light of Jesus Christ shine through you !

    Gertrude @ www.achosenremnant.com

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  2. Thanks for this. I'm glad you are getting fulfillment from this.

    For me, I feel God tugging towards empowering woman. Just to help them understand their worth and to love who God has created them to be.


    -Chantal

    Stilldeeper.blogspot.com

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  3. I am glad that God led you to your purpose! I am still currently waiting for God to open doors so I could help provide health care needs for women and children. Right now, I am currently doing what He asks me to do and waiting for the next instruction.

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  4. Hey,
    This is exactly what I have been searching for, that God will show me His plan for my life!He has been leading me lately to love and the way it can heal those who are broken. I know that He has given me a heart for the broken people of this world, and that love is the only way to full fill this! Thankyou so much for writing this blog and encouraging so many in the Lord in the process!
    Check out my blog that I just started
    http://songinthedarknight.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. Thanyou for this!
    I feel God giving me and has given me a heart for the broken.
    I'm still not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do with it but He keeps revealing things and leading me to places I never thought I would go.

    I'm new to the blogging world and this is my blog.http://songinthedarknight.blogspot.com.au/

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  6. Great post, Raquel. I have been praying for you that God would show you what He would have for you to do, and I will continue to pray! I know the Lord leads and that He even has a plan for my life. The Lord bless you as you seek Him. It is really encouraging when you share how the Lord is leading in your life!

    hugs...Kayleen

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  7. I've never commented on your blog before, but I read it often and really enjoy it. I'm so glad you have found your calling, at least for right now. God will always lead and direct us in the right path, as you've discovered.

    I know He has led me to volunteer as a counselor at my local Pregnancy Resource Center, and it has been a really, really neat ministry for me to be a part of. It's not for everyone, for sure, though. Just keep following the Lord and He will lead you!!!!

    And to any other young ladies reading this, be faithful right where He has placed you, while still being open to new things. It's okay to make your ministry be helping at home and serving in little things; not everybody will have a "cause". But don't hesitate to follow wherever He takes you, even if it seems overwhelming at first. God bless you all as you seek to serve HIM!!!!

    a sister in Christ,

    Andrea D.

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