(I don’t know how many parts there will be in this series as I prepare for Taiwan Short Term Missions, from here on TW STM.)

Since I’ve always wanted to be a missionary, my greatest fear of the upcoming TW STM is that I won’t like it, or I can’t handle it physically, or I have no love for the people, and have to face the truth that my desire to be a missionary was all based on a fanciful dream. If that’s the case, then what do I do with my life?? I don’t want to go on cruises and “live out my retirement” on the proverbial golf course.

Yes, I know I can be useful for God anywhere. But I want an adventure. I’ve lived a safe life – and that’s all good. But I want just a little adventure in God’s Kingdom.

At the same time, I am ambivalent – why do I want to work so hard? Why don’t I just take it easy instead of taking on challenges?? I can easily stay within my comfort zone, stay in America and I will be happy serving at my church for many more years. And perhaps that’s where God wants me.

So after all the analysis, I am content either way. I would like to live out my dream to be a missionary in a foreign country, but I am fine staying put. There’s plenty to do here that is a challenge to me.

“I have become all things to all people┬áso that by all possible means I might save some.” 1Cor 9:22

4 Responses to “Taiwan mission – Part 2”

  1. Aaron Says:

    I believe that God calls his children to many places and to do many different things — one lifetime is just enough time for God to do what he wants with you!

  2. Joyful Says:

    Yes! And I feel my time is running out!

  3. Aaron Says:

    You have impacted Jess and me in the short time that we have known you in whatever age you categorize yourself to be in right now. You have all the time that God has for you — and his timing is perfect.

  4. Joyful Says:

    I like that perspective. Thank you for that!

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