Youth Homelessness Solutions: Stand As God Created You. Are You Focused On Being Right Or Getting It Right?

Stand as God created you.

Not focusing on being right. We weren't created for that. But getting it right. 

God created you not to be right about the solutions for our homeless youth.

But to get it right for our homeless youth.

If everyone is thinking the same, there's probably something wrong.

If we think about homeless youth the mainstream way, nothing changes for them.

If we think about homeless kids this morning, the exact same way as we did yesterday, nothing changes for them.

Stand as God created you.

If we don't start making principled decisions for our homeless youth, nothing changes.

They are still unhappy kids. Without a permanent supportive home.

And if our response is to build and invest in youth shelters as a housing solution, then we're the problem. Not them.

Stand as God created you.

What kid wants to live in a shelter? Millions of dollars spent on youth shelter facilities.

For what? Because it's popular? Because it's what the adults in the room have done for years?

Stand as God created you.

It takes nothing to go along with the crowd. It's comfortable. It's cozy. It's easy. It's facil.

It doesn't make youth shelters a housing solution for homeless kids. Maybe for the adults.

Not for a 14 year old kid who has to schlep to school at 6am. After a night of couch-surfing.

God is presenting you your authentic self. To make pricipled decisions to ending youth homelessness.

By eliminating plans that are not working for our young people. And implementing the plans that do. 

Stand as God created you.

Not focusing on being right. We weren't created for that. But getting it right. 

God created you not to be right about the solutions for our homeless youth.

But to get it right for our homeless youth.