We launched the Purpose Project a few months ago, and have loved watching people get outside of their comfort zone to make a difference. Each project is about an apprehensive ambition — that thing you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t had a reason or the courage to do so. Enter: the mocha club… aka motivation. By adding some purpose & raising money for people in Africa, your goal becomes a little less about you and more about doing something big & fun with your community. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing a few of the projects we’ve seen so far here on our blog… Check out Carly’s Tattoo Project and Brittany’s Pink Project. Up next… Lena’s Plunge Project!
“Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back – given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.” – Luke 6:38 (MSG)
I can remember sitting at the Influence Conference, listening to Blair share about her Pixie Project and the whole Purpose Project framework. She shared all of the important info: who, what, when, where, and why…but more importantly, she shared her heart. I remember listening, thinking to myself, “I have got to do something. I can’t do a lot, but I can so do this.”
And a seed was planted.
Sure, I had no idea what my project would be or how much money I would raise, but those things didn’t matter.
A tiny seed was planted in my heart, and I knew it would grow.
I began to act in faith. I began to pray. I asked others to pray for this project. I asked God to show me what I could do. I knew He would show me…what caught me by surprise was how quickly He showed me.
The Plunge Project literally began within weeks of me hearing Blair speak about the Pixie Project.
Friends, let me tell you…if you have that seed in you, too – do something about it. Water it, nourish it, tend to it….and it will grow! It may take a while, or it may take weeks like it did for me. Either way, it will happen.
And all you have to do is act on it. It doesn’t matter how much you raise or how successful your project is – all that matters is that you participated. You acted. You said YES.
The fundraising part? That’s the easy part – and you get so much out of it.
By participating in the Plunge Project, I was completely changed. Humbled by the donations that came in during the month of December. Grateful that I got to be a part of such an amazing project and group. Proud that I was getting to make a difference in someone’s life.
I was blessing someone else, but in reality, I was the one getting all the true blessings.
And the moment I stepped out of my comfort zone and jumped in that icy water that January morning, I was awakened to the amazing things God can do if you just say yes. I’m forever changed and forever grateful.
So, if you think you can’t do it, I’m here to tell you, YOU CAN. God didn’t put that little seed in you for fun – He wants you do something with it. We’re all here to cheer you on, to encourage you.
And I’m telling you, you will not regret it for a single second.
Have your own idea? Submit them here or email info(at)themochaclub.org… we’d love to help!