Hi guys! I hope that your week has gotten off to a beautiful start. (: Yesterday evening, I decided that I wanted to put up a post today (last second decision, I know, haha), so here I am with the fourth addition to Missions Monday. ❤ Since I only do these posts on a particular day of the week, and because I had the desire on my heart to share something missions-related with you, I have written about some of my thoughts on my future in missions for today’s post. I hope that you enjoy!
Thoughts On My Future in Missions
From the first day of this year, I have been thinking about missions.
It was difficult for me not to after knowing so deeply within my heart that the mission field was in my future.
I’ve prayed for and thought about the days to come; I have dreamed of Guatemala (as you all know by now, haha) … and I’ve wondered again and again just how much missions will impact and form my future.
I still don’t know much. After ten full months of dwelling on this aspect of my life, you’d think that I might have a bit more information by now. No, I don’t. But I do believe that the Lord has been preparing me emotionally and spiritually this entire year, which blesses me exceedingly. However, this has not taken me globally closer to Guatemala, nor has it defined when this trip might happen … or for how long.
The main question that has surfaced in my thoughts recently is this: are mission trips part of my future, or will they make up my future?
I believe I should be able to base the next few years of my life around this answer.
You see, if mission trip/s to Guatemala are simply something I will do as an adult, then I can look at it as being part of my future – an exciting aspect of my life that will be beautiful while it lasts, but not continue. On the other hand, if they’re meant to occur frequently in my life, or are a constant aspect of my future, I will need to make more room for them and take other things into consideration.
It isn’t my desire for the hobbies that I have or for the projects I’m focusing on to get in the way of any mission work (and anything else) that the Lord has called me to do.
I am including the question I presented to you in my prayers and seeking His will. I know and trust that He will guide me – He is always faithful. ❤ The reason I wanted to talk about this was to help me see my future from two separate angles, to be mentally prepared for either to manifest themselves in my life.
I think that the main reason I’m wanting to prepare myself is so that I may have a positive mindset, which will allow me to take everything in stride. Regardless of whether or not missions are to be part of or consist of my whole future, I still love language-learning, I cherish every moment I have with my family, I’m following the Lord wherever He leads me, and I would love to go to college, get married and have a family. (Preferably in that order on the last three facts, but may His will be done, haha)
I am constantly learning, guys. No matter what happens, I’m praying to have the ability to consistently place my life, along with every worry and doubt, before the One Who has my heart. ❤
Thank you so much for reading, guys! I hope that you enjoyed following along on this post. I surely enjoyed writing it. xx
I’ll see all of you tomorrow!
thanks to jirah and elline for my signature! xx