Everyone has heard, “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called”. That is so true! This is my third foreign mission trip. But it’s the first with the sole purpose of teaching in a Pastors’ School. It scares me to death. Traveling here to the Dominican for 8 days, going into the countryside and expecting to share and teach God’s word is overwhelming to say the least!
I’m just a normal guy trying to follow the commission God gave to all Christians, not just me. How will I know what to say or how to express my emotions? I can only do one thing: depend on the Holy Spirit to work through me. That is incredibly humbling. I spend much of my time here processing. I’m a lot quieter here than at home. I’m trying to figure out what God is trying to lead me to do or make me understand.
My new word is ‘perspective’. I always try and put things into proper perspective before I speak or act. Here, that is difficult for me because everything is so different. But I am forced to trust and be patient that the Lord will do His work through me and the whole team. I don’t have to see the results, but I must sow the seed. So I do that, in obedience. Obedience is not comfortable, easy, and not always what I want. I do this because it is the one thing my Lord asked me to do to further His kingdom, and in love and respect, I am to be obedient. My prayer is for your heart will be warmed and the Spirit will move within you. Why? So your walk of faith will be a little more uncomfortable, a little less easy, and lot more about obedience!