This week we celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a Dream Speech." He was a Changemaker, not only for his generation, but for so many of us who have trodden and will tred upon this earth.
But don’t you think it’s time today for us to recognize that we too are Changemakers? Those who will stand for truth and make a difference for this generation and the ones to come.
Be inspired as you make a difference!
[00:00:00] Show trailer highlighting the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream speech” delivered on August 28, 1963 the importance of the man, the speech given and our relevance as descendants
[00:01:10] Introduction to the show. That no matter your sphere of influence, you would be and are the changemaker that you were created to be.
[00:02:06] Changemakers are dressed up in humanity, just like you and I.
[00:03:30] Changemakers recognize this simple fact, united we stand divided we fall.
[00:04:53] Three: Changemakers purpose to live intentionally.
[00:06:02] Changemakers recognize that we all bleed the same color.
[00:07:16] Changemakers recognize that no matter how small the effort made to be the difference, make a difference, it matters. [00:08:35] Changemakers recognize the value of inherent worth. Your footprint on this earth is so valuable.
[00:09:55] Conclusion. Thank you so much for listening. Be sure that you subscribe to this podcast. That way you can automatically receive episodes and share the link. People share the link and the episodes with your social networks. You can go to our website www.victoryinmind.com for show notes as well as links to download and subscribe. Thanks for staying tuned to Victory in Mind. We appreciate you. I'm your host, Waceke Wambaa thanking you for joining me on our podcast today. Remember you have a future. You have a hope.
[00:10:57] Outro music and voice over narration for the show
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+13&version=NASB Accessed 8/24/2021
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ViM - 24 | You are a Changemaker ... own it[:
[00:00:38] And at the same time, we have to be willing to ask and answer these thought provoking questions, to see whether we hold true to the truth that drove those who came before us, who sacrificed of themselves, of their families, their safety, their livelihoods, that we their descendants could live the dream they saw [00:01:00] but never had the opportunity to actualize.[:
We can do this through the lessons learned from those who came before us, their singularity of purpose in what they dreamed of, believed and fought for, as a lens to which we too can navigate the world we live in today.our sphere of influence, you [:
[00:02:06] Number one: Changemakers are dressed up in humanity, just like you and I.e abuse in the past. So what [:
Yet, as he grew up in stature with members of his community and exposure on the national stage, his approach to fellow human beings, reminds us that humanity's all about treating anyone you meet - whether stranger or friend, the same way you would want to be treated.[:
Let's be clear about one thing, any discrimination, hatred, or prejudice in any form against someone because of their tribe, color, nation of origin expressed as tribalism, racism or some other "_ism" that tries to put down and oppress and [00:04:00] suppress a people group, a tribe, a community; it functions only to corrode and eventually destroy a person and that community at large.
Now we can postulate and pontificate with masterful oratory skills, natural charisma, and so forth, all in the name of a specific agenda, but if underlying all of this is a deeply rooted discrimination, manipulation, zeal for power at the expense of your and my fellow human being, if we're lacking love, then we just become a noisy gong or a clanging symbol distracting and ultimately upending the natural rhythms of the sounds that emanate from a unified society. So basically we become the song of our own demise.[:
That [00:05:00] regardless of whether we have an audience of one, or we are social media influencers or powerful orators as Dr. King Jr was and did in front of crowds of people, that you and I would place great value in practically living out what we say and believe when we say we ascribe to unity, we're after our fellow human being treated with dignity. That way be true to our own beliefs, instead of saying one thing and doing something else. Perhaps slowing ourselves down to see if our words actually match up to our actions and versa, making sure we are part of the solution and not the problem fanning the flames that are increasingly expressing themselves as volatile situations in our communities today. Changemakers purpose to live [00:06:00] intentionally.[:
That we would not judge each other by color of our skin, but instead, our character would shine through. Regardless of one's race, we can co-exist recognizing that depth of value comes not from whether you're Caucasian, different shades of brown, yellow, and everything in between. But I wanna know, who you are, what's your character like, because value comes in somebody's character, right?changemakers recognize that [:
That it's out, not just of the abundance of our hearts that our mouth speak, but our actions are driven by what's in our hearts.[:
That you can make a positive difference in your sphere of influence, no matter how unimportant you may feel yourself have to be. Just like Dr. King, he wasn't born on the world stage, but his internal convictions, his natural skill, desire, drive and determination to see an end to the segregation and discrimination faced in the US at that time, it drove him to take that first step towards his journey onto the world stage and that first step was taken [00:08:00] when he was a child. And it just kept on building up and building up leading to his pivotal presence during the March in Washington for equality, staged around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC in 1963.
So whether it feels like what you are doing is not making much difference. Be a changemaker. Know that every little bit of your effort, it counts. You might not see the results, but keep at it.[:
That we celebrate our common points as human beings yet marvel and celebrate express differences, as part of this great mystery of creation. Because while we are alike, we're also so uniquely different and it is in those differences [00:09:00] that we express the beauty of creation.
Guys, we were not created to be robots or clones because then there would be 7 billion other replicas of myself, yourself out there, which is utterly boring and utterly a waste of humanity. But instead we are all so unique, dotting the landscape with a tapestry of the beauty of who you are and, and who your neighbor is and who that stranger is that you're yet to meet... the beauty of humanity. Because you are valuable. You were created because you are valuable and you have something to give to society.
Your footprint on this earth is so valuable.
So don't change it. Celebrate it.
Be the Changemaker you were created to be.[:
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