The life of a misisonary is often romatized about but the truth is being a misisonary is messy but amazing at the same time, its just life in a different part of the world. We found a great article by a girl who was serving overseas and really appreciated her honesty and passion for what she was doing so we thought we'd share it with you.
This is the life I’m called to.
It’s freaking hard…but so worth it.Every single day I have to choose to forget my flesh and listen to my spirit.
My flesh says I’m an idiot for choosing such a life.My spirit says I’ve never been so alive.
Because of this,I submit my flesh to the Lord.I beg Him to tame me…
Give me strength when I see death everywhere I look.Give me JOY as I walk for hours and wash my clothes in a bucket.Give me patience when people don’t want to hear the name of Jesus.Give me grace when all I want to do is get angry.Give me love for the snot nosed babies.
Give me peace when I weep myself to sleep for such a broken country.Give me wisdom when I have no idea what to do.Give me your love for this place when I just want to run away.
He is eager to answer my prayers…He’s already answered a ton of them.
Clearly the missionary life isn’t pretty…
But it’s so worth it.He calls the hot messes…the broken.He doesn’t need saints to change the world…Just willing spirits.Sometimes those willing spirits have to be whipped into shape…but he’s got it covered.
Even when I don’t feel it, He is good and uses me.
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