Welcome to my blog! My goal with this blog is to keep you updated on my adventures and travels as I join Youth With A Mission Perth as a full time missionary! My goal is also to give God all of the glory for the incredible things that He is doing in my life and in the lives of the people that I encounter.
The story behind the name… No Rights
At first, I had no idea what to name this blog! So after about a week of struggling over it, I decided to pray about it! I sat down and asked God what He thought about it and then I began reading through my little notebook full of what God has spoken to me that I keep; and I began to see a pattern… I realized that one of the main things that God has been speaking to me about over the last 6 months is the importance of “laying down my rights”.
God is constantly reminding me of the freedom that comes when I give Him everything. Relinquishing control in my life and giving everything to Him, good or bad, is so freeing because His plans are so much better than anything I could come up with. And He is so worthy of that! So the first aspect of the name “No Rights” for my blog is the reminder that I want to daily lay down my rights to God and give Him every aspect of my life, my worries, my plans, my joy, my future… I want Him to be in charge of all of it.
No rights… a voice for those who have been silenced.
The second aspect of the name “No Rights” aligns with the passion God has given me. Ive always had a passion for helping people who have been treated with injustice, people who have been over-looked, people who, in another sense of the phrase, truly have no rights. God has called me to join a ministry, in YWAM, called Revive, and the specific focus of this ministry is to reach the young people who have been overlooked, the people on the fringes of society. Revive helps practically through trauma processing, encouraging them engage in meaningful activities, and being advocates and raising awareness of their needs; but Revive also seeks to bring the amazing story of God’s love to the people who, so often, haven’t seen what true love is.
This blog stands for what God has spoken, for the calling He has given me, and it it stands for the people with no voice, No Rights.
“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”Proverbs 31:8-9: