The week before I left for my Uganda trip, I had the honor of participating in challenge day right here in my city, with a group of freshman students.
it was powerful. it was amazing. it was emotional. it was freeing.
It was a place I got to be myself.
I might have gone into the day pre-judging people simply by the image they were potraying, but I left a different person.
sitting around, knees to knees, with a group of students I had never met before, I learned something.
no matter our race, our gender, or our age…we all struggle. and if you really dig deep and open up to answer this question, “if you really knew me, you’d know…” you can find you all have a lot more common ground than you think you do. I walked into the room that morning being a stranger, and left a friend.
there’s so much power in speaking life into each others dreams. and dreaming big! dreaming confidently, like your dream has already come true.
our words mean so much…with them we can tear down, or we can build up. I want to always be someone who speaks life into young peoples dreams. I want to encourage and affirm the big big dreams young people have on their hearts. if we are for them, they are for themselves!
I also learned that I can be the change.
so often I want to influence people in a way that causes them to act. which I still stand by, I don’t want to just inspire you, but inspire you to action. but I think a lot of my life I’ve held that responsibility. like somehow it’s my job to make you see things differently. like it’s my job to be perfect so you will know god. but ya know what? IT’S NOT! MY job is to BE the change. for me to lead by example. to lead with vunerability. it’s not up to me to change your mind. it’s just up to me to change MY mind, and act accordingly.
what do you think it would look like if we ALL just decided to BE the change in our neighborhoods, our churches, our schools, and our places of influence?
read more about Be the Change + Challenge Day and see if it’s something you can help bring to your local community here.
Hey, I'm Wynne!
Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life. I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.
A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
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Sister. Over here. I hear you. Thank you for this reminder and ALSO…I am leading our youth girls on Sunday and I LOVE the transparency and movement of the Challenge Day…I think we will get the party started here. I love you!
ou should TOTALLY get challenge day going! it’s an amazing thing girl. love you!