Missions. Really? It sounds crazy. But I have felt pulled by a desire to “go away” (Matthew 28:19-20) since my first trip to Honduras with my church (2006). I was afraid to tell anyone because if I did…well, then it would happen for sure. I began praying that if it was what I was supposed to do, then God would place it before me at just the right time. That is what He did early this year (2011). Now I have begun the process and I can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store.
Have you ever felt the urge to do something of God and suppressed it because you were afraid you would REALLY have to do it? Pray about it. Ask for His direction and timing. Don’t worry about the fear. When you are ready, God will give you the desire and motivation to do it. I know that…now… I am excited about going away and encouraging others in Christ and spreading His Good News to those who haven’t experienced it. I want to be involved in His plan…not be a bystander! Whew…I think I am standing on a soap box yelling it out…at least that is what I want to do. Thank you Lord for your grace that allows me to participate! Thank you Lord for your strength that takes away my fear that goes along with a total turnaround of my way of life.