By Dontavier Murphy
Do you ever have that crazy feeling that you were put on this earth to do something phenomenal, but you have the slightest idea of what that thing is? There are people that search their entire lives to find the one thing that satisfies the intense yearning they feel within to do something great and accomplish their purpose. Many times we seek to fulfill that yearning by taking on large and complicated task, bypassing our daily opportunity to be great simply by lending a helping hand. Take a minute and ask yourselves this question, why settle for doing something great every now and then, when you can make a decision to be great every day?
Cords of Life have discovered that every day somebody in our community needs help!
By volunteering, you are stepping up to lend a helping hand to make someone's life a little better. It has been reported in The 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to congress by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that GA is the 4th highest ranking state of unsheltered homeless individuals in the US. There are over 12,400 homeless and 7,400 unsheltered individuals that Georgian’s have the ability to feed, clothe, encourage, and assist daily. These members of our society are not only homeless but are hungry and many are hurting and need the help of great people like you and me in order for their situations to change.
While findings, such as these, spotlight the need, Cords of Life realizes that many people just don’t understand how they can help.
While it is a proven reality that someone desparately needs your help, many people never see the person that needs their help the most is themselves. The remedy for their insatiable yearning lies in their own hands! A quote taken from Gordon B. Hinckley’s “Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes” states that “One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” Considering the truth of this perspective and the biblical and societal examples that we have been provided it is inevitably clear that when we help others we help ourselves most by fulfilling the purpose of our existence, which is to love and to help those in need!