I thought my mission trip to Grenada would be life changing, life sculpting, and life shaking, and it was.
But not in any of the ways I imagined.
I thought I’d leave there with something new – new inspiration, new direction, a new project or new ministry.
But instead, my trip confirmed the person and the place I already was. It confirmed the work that God was already doing in me.
While I was looking for new and different, and the Lord was solidifying what already was.
Who I am – ALL the little things that make me uniquely me – fit into ALL the ways God wants to use me.
The same is true for you.
Realizing this doesn’t give us an excuse to become lazy and stagnant in our faith. Actually, it’s the opposite. When we realize we were made on purpose with purpose, no season is wasted.
I flew a long way from home to be reminded that we don’t have to go overseas to be used by God. He wants to use us just as we are right where we are. The ground beneath our feet right now is our mission field.
My suitcase has been unloaded for weeks, but I’m still unpacking from my trip. I guess this, too, will take longer than I thought.
So while I fumble with thoughts and words, I want to share two posts with you.
I read both of these shortly after returning home. They came to me like a holy head nod, helping me to put together the pieces of this season. Maybe they’ll speak to you in your present season too.
Do Small Well by Libby John of libbyjohnartandsong.org
How to Waste Your Life and Call it Beautiful by Marian Vischer of marianvischer.com
Happy week, friends.
Marian Vischer says
Hi! Thanks so much for the mention. I just came across it today. (A bit late.) I’m grateful the post was an encouragement to you. : )