Reach the Unreached
For the past couple of years, there has been an increase in conversations, conferences, and books on empowerment. However, most of the time the people we cater to are already empowered resulting in more encouragement and validation. On the hand, some of the people who we have not reached remain hopeless and unempowered. Mind you, there are some people that don’t need anyone to empower them but at the same time, there are others who need guidance and instructions to be empowered.
If we really want to see a significant change in the workplace, the home, and the community, empower those who are unempowered.
Reach the unreached
I do like the fact that many schools have a mentor program whereby individuals go to the school on a regular basis and engage with the students. The good thing about this is that they can reach all the students and in so doing the unreached is being reached.
I also admire those churches that go out of their four walls to preach the gospel. Too many times, the pastors are preaching to the choir while so many people on the outside are so lost. Thankfully due to technology, the church can reach others beyond the walls, but more must be done. I think one of the greatest ways to empower someone is through the word of God.
I am also grateful for all the empowerment conferences as from time to time we do need to be uplifted. However, wouldn’t it be more impactful if we are able to reach those persons who are unempowered and bring them to some of these events and then set up a walkthrough plan with them so that they can move from a state of empowerment to a state of empowerment. I believe some people want to attend some of these conferences, but they cannot afford to attend.
Too many of us are self-centered and don’t even think about those that are lost and hopeless. This is one of the reasons why I do my weekly youtube show which is to empower others through the sharing of stories of myself and others.
I think each person that is empowered should make it their business to find someone that is unempowered and take that person or persons under their wings and empower them. I will never forget the generosity of the Drake family who was able to empower me and three other students from South Caicos, Turks and Caicos. We were empowered through a free 4 year college education in the USA and as a result of our education, we got power to achieve many goals in life.
I know many of us look to the Government for empowerment and while they have their role to play by implementing policies and legislation to empower the residents, there are many other people in the private sector who have the power and the capacity to empower others.
One of the greatest satisfactions in my life is to empower others. Too many people don’t know what to do. Some of them are depressed and discouraged and in many cases, all it takes is for someone to reach out to them and show them the way. Some may argue that there is no need to spoon feed people. The thing is there are many different types of people in this world. Some people will initially have to be spoon fed. Reach the unreached, find the lost, help the hopeless and together we can have an empowered society. If we don’t do something, then gang leaders will continue to pursue the vulnerable.