inspiration: a conversation and a revelation.
i had a conversation the other night with brooke about mission trips.
and as i was sharing my heart, it was a great reminder from God that He has a purpose for me.
about a year and a half ago, i thought to myself, "good for jason and kerby (my friends who moved to Costa Rica to become missionaries). i could never do that."
but i went on my first mission trip to Costa Rica in January.
i'm going on another one in October to Washington state.
i'm hooked. i am blessed for those opportunities and i pray that God continues to provide the way for me to continue to serve Him in the future.
"but you're being called to go teach in Korea. you're still serving Him." i responded.
maybe we're not all called to go on formal "mission trips" but we're always serving Him.
we're on mission. always.
i don't work in a typical "service" industry...
i'm not a teacher. or a doctor. or a nurse. or a lawyer.
i don't work in the medical field.
or with kids.
or with other people for that matter.
i'm a programmer.
by trade, i'm not really classified as a "people person" (although, i have sort of become one).
and last time i checked, there aren't many opportunities to evangelize in cubicles.
maybe God is calling me to "step out" and serve on "mission trips" because i would normally be "safe" tucked away in my cubicle in front of a computer screen.
what is He calling you to do?
maybe you are a teacher.
or maybe you're a stay-at-home mom.
or a pastor.
or a cashier at the grocery story.
or a bank teller.
wherever God has called you to serve Him - serve Him with gladness!
we are always doing His work.
it may not be a formal "mission trip" - but we are called to constantly be on mission.