Don’t Let Missions Trips Do This to You
Missions trips can be amazing experiences. For us, we spent a great amount of time relying on the Holy Spirit to give us opportunities and, once those opportunities arose, to give us the clear thoughts and clear speech–whether in a classroom, in conversations, or at our outdoor crusades. For us, we had a front row seat in seeing Him move. We were being of use to God, being used by God, but it seemed as if we were watching Him work, even as we worked. (Or something like that!)
But like missions trips and conferences that fire you up, don’t let missions trips make you sour on the church where you attend.
I’m thankful that God has taken me through these emotions and made me separate them out. Let me show you how:
- Missions trips have an entire focus on doing Kingdom work 24-hours a day, whereas our ‘real life’ has other lanes such as homelife, work, school, etc. With missions trips, you are away from home, work, school, etc. It’s not fair nor right to compare the two. Apples and oranges. Yet, let’s not forget that God has called us to be about Kingdom work in our home (Ephesians 5:22-6:4), …read more