Devotionals, Missions

Are You Willing to Go?

Are you willing to go, to do, and to step out of all that you have known?

It’s not always a big booming voice. Sometimes it’s a conviction, something you’ve read, an answered prayer, or a testimony in fellowship.

When called, how often do you scoff at the thought and aren’t willing to budge outside of your comfort zone? Do you make excuses that include something along the lines of being ill-equipped, uneducated, tongue-tied or lack resources?

Raise your hand, because I am raising my hand with you. Many of us keep one foot in the cement of complacency and one dangling just in case something easy comes along.

We want easy, we want local, we want something already set into motion, and we want free. There are many things our easy American minds can get involved in with these labels plastered on them and they are actually really good outreach opportunities and ministries. Don’t dismiss them, but why can’t we look at the big stuff, the worldwide picture, and the millions who need us.

Yes, you specifically are needed. I am needed. Our talents, hearts, love, and knowledge are things that can and should be used for the kingdom, and not something trapped inside of limited boundaries.

Be willing…

2 Corinthians 8:12 ESV

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

We can’t stand still because we feel lacking. That is not the Christian life. We are called to go to be hands and feet that serve and represent The Kingdom.

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We don’t need to be fancy preachers or Biblical scholars. Famous pastors and missionaries from across time have declared the Gospel without memorized Scripture or years of formal education. Their hearts were on fire for the Lord and He gave them a way to accomplish His mission.

Romans 10:13-15

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

We are needed, locally and afar. The unsaved neighbor, the trafficked mother and the broken foreigner all need us the same. If we keep thinking the same things, nothing will ever be done, no one will ever be reached and the vanity of excuses will only fill our minds.

Time to move.

7 thoughts on “Are You Willing to Go?

  1. It took me a long time to realize that I wouldn’t necessarily have to go to China if I gave the Lord “all of me.” God can use us here, just as much as abroad, and it is so wonderful when we are used by the Lord!

  2. Convicted….hand raised…..love my easy! Thank you for always challenging me to do and be better!

  3. Convicted….hand raised….love easy! Thank you for always challenging me to be and do better!
    PS The Lord led us both to the same Romans passage for our posts this week!

  4. I guess I’m raising my hand, too. Way too often stuck in place because I feel lacking. You nailed that one. But your post – and so many this week – have been so challenging! I surely want to be ready….and willing! Thx!

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