Another week, another lesson.
Here’s to being thankful learning to live life on mission, living a life of being faithful with little. It’s great to be excited for missions trips and living a life of “Send me Lord” (trust me I am more than excited for being his hands and feet in the Dominican Republic this summer), but what’s been pressing on my heart lately is the fact that where I am is my mission field. I wake up, am blessed with more time on this Earth, and I am called to be faithful with what God has given me in the here and now.
I think it’s easy for us to get lulled into routine or caught up in the excitement (or even the dread) of future plans and forget that where we are is our missions field. Who we interact with on the daily are the ones we are called to love and minister to like Jesus would. We must be good stewards of the time we’ve been blessed with.
I for one am being taught to stay mold-able and shake-able, to be faithful with the little God has given me in this season of life (*ahem* schoolwork), and the fact that I wake up and am exactly where I need to be at this point in time. This time that I had labeled as a detour, that I sometimes forget to be grateful for, and pass by without another thought is where I am called to be the light of Jesus. This is the “little” I must be faithful with and continue to be faithful with. I am living in a missions field, surrounded by so many people who don’t know the love of the Father. This is what I was made for. To love and be faithful to what God is calling me to.
So, I am grateful for the rude awakening of “Am I being faithful with the little?” and the fact that this life isn’t mine and I don’t have to wait to be in another country to live the daily on mission for Jesus. Through Christ I am more than a conqueror and I will step forward with him as my focus. This so called “detour” is actually exactly where I am called to; this is my mission field. And just how beautiful is that?
What has God been teaching you lately that you’re grateful for?