We get frustrated at so many things in this life. I know I do...
Costco stopped carrying frozen orange juice concentrate
It is Monday which means I need to do laundry, meal plan, and grocery shop...again!
There are potato chip crumbs on the couch
We need a new roof and currently don't have any funds available to pay for a new one
But then, I watch a documentary like 'The True Cost', or read a book like 'Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate', or receive a letter from one of our Compassion kids...and it makes me wonder...
What about my life is so unfair?
Why do I feel I have the right to be frustrated?
How can I even try to make a difference?
I am only one person, so why should I even try to make a difference?
I understand that many of the problems in this world are really too big for any one person to tackle...
and I believe that God orchestrates and plans for each person to be on this planet at just the right time for His purpose...
So where can each one of us begin to make sense of this unfair life?
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. - James 1:2-4
Educate yourself - read up on topics that stir your heart, make your blood boil, and that you deeply care about.
Educate others - share quotes from books you read, share statistics about the impact of organizations you are involved with
Volunteer - seek out volunteer opportunities with an organization you can partner with
Yes, life is so unfair...but each one of us can use our voice and our actions to make a difference in the lives of many who are less fortunate than we are.