As a missionary I am constantly being asked, “What do you do?” “What does it mean to be a missionary?” “Whats your favorite part?” “Why are you a missionary in the middle of no where?”. I love all these questions and seriously I have probably answered them all differently multiple times throughout the whole year. Everyday God shows me another reason (big or small) as to why He has called me to live this lifestyle. A lifestyle that I have grown through goods and bads to LOVE! God is so amazing and is always changing in my heart what it means to be missionary not just A missionary but being missionary. But it all boils back to LOVE!
I have been reading the book Hinds’ Feet on High Places. This book is basically one huge metaphor to a persons journey to God. A journey that I have been on my whole life but have really had this year to focus on the paths that God is drawing for me. There are countless reasons as to why God has called me to be a missionary but I think these lines from this book truly sum up where I am at right now, ” brought like herself by the King to the Kingdom of Love and to the High Places so that they (me) could now pour out their lives in gladdest abandonment, leaping down with Him to the sorrowful, desolate places below, to share with others the life which they (me) had received.” AHH!!! So beautiful! God has brought me ME to the Heights to fill me with His Love to prepare me to go out and share His Love. This is all I want to do. This is what it means to be missionary. Right now, as summer camp goes on, God is truly allowing me to live this out.
So now the next question, “What are you going to do when this year is over?” I can truly say, “What kind of a question is that?” Whether it’s today or 40 years or till the day I die, this life God has called me to will not end in three months. He has called me to be missionary. He brought me to the Heights, filled to overflowing with His Love, and will send me out to share that Love where He most sees fit. I don’t know where I will be in three months but I know what I will be doing. LOVING with His unconditional and infinite LOVE! It all boils back to Love!