The Forfeited Life: Stepping Up

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, 
to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.


For well over a year, now, God has been stirring a desire in my heart to somehow, some way, get involved as an advocate for trafficked women. This week, I am taking practical steps toward that calling by starting to plan an event to directly benefit these women and by taking time to pray for what needs to change for these women to be freed, both physically and spiritually.

I’m also toying with the idea of opening my Etsy store back up, with the sole vision of turning any and all profits toward stopping the slave trade. I don’t work for any government agency, I don’t create policy, and I don’t have the freedom in my schedule to take six months off to go intern at a rehabilitation house for trafficked women across the globe (although I wish I did…maybe some day…). What I do have to give is my time, my prayers, my energy, and my money. I have so much, so incredibly much. Really, any of us who live without the constant reality of being violated physically and emotionally have immensely more than we can fathom in comparison to the women, children, and men sold into slavery approximately every 30 seconds. It is my time to step up, my time to be a voice for those whose voices have been robbed from them. I may not have worldly power, or fame, or prestige to move mountains on behalf of these people, but I have a Father in heaven who does. He is the mover of mountains, the healer of every heart. He has come to set the captives free—and I want to partner with him.

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