A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart. An evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart. Luke 6:45
God told me a while ago that I was going to Africa. I didn't understand it, I was scared of it, but I couldn't shake what He told me. I still can't. I jumped. Patience just isn't my thing. I thought I was following God's will. I just made MY own plans a little too quickly, instead of trusting and having faith in the One who has my every day planned out. But like I've said many times before, I learned my lesson. My trip got canceled. We were days away from buying the tickets and a riot broke out where I was going to stay. God said wait, and OH did it hurt.
During that time of pain I sought Him. From the overflow of a broken heart, God spoke sweetly to me and simply said, "Look."
God opened my eyes to the fact that I am in love with people I don't even know, miles and miles away, but I'm not in love with the people I work and go to school with every day. He revealed to me that my mission is not just a place, but that it is people. I'm taking each day as a gift, and focusing on what Jesus wants to do in my life and the lives around me.
The picture up there is actually a 5 day devotion written all about being missionaries to our communities. God is so good to us and the least we can do in return is share Him with others. I mean, we are commanded to make disciples of all nations... :) (If you'd like more info, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get you one of these devotionals.)
I'm still believing God and trusting that His ways are higher than my ways, His thoughts higher than my thoughts.. I know I will go to Africa. I just don't know all the little details, and I'm thankful I don't. I want to depend and lean on my Daddy. Please continue to pray for all nations, all missionaries, and all that are being sent. Pray that the Lord would have His will done above all, and that His name would receive all the glory and fame in the process. Thank you!