So what is stopping YOU from being a missionary?
What is so amazing is how we can often tend to find a reason not to do something instead of how to do something. This is understandable if we believe we are acting in our own strength but we would be wrong!
We may further dilute our calling and abilities by thinking, “How can I be a missionary? I didn’t receive formal training nor learn eloquent ways to share the Truth about God.” Therefore concluding, this ability and responsibility doesn’t pertain to me! That is deception at its finest, whether self-conceived or through satanic discouragement. The truth is all those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior are given what is needed for THEM to be a missionary in this fallen world.
For some it is using a simple tool such as a soccer ball or a chess piece, the tools you have been equipped with as a means of carrying out relational evangelism. For others it’s preaching at a crusade in a remote village in East Africa.
The method may be different for each person but the outcome is the same. God tells us in Isaiah 55:11, “MY WORD FROM MY MOUTH WILL NOT RETURN VOID.”
God’s Word further states how each of us is commanded, compelled, and empowered to be missionaries wherever God has us at whatever season we are in.
Acts 1: 8 teaches, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Mathews 28: 18-20 records, “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'”
So do not waste another day. Begin the life of missionary service right now! Begin the journey of Restoring Hope and Transforming Lives, there’s nothing stopping you!