This is definitely not for you
No, really. You. This is not your deal, sister. You are not ready for it and you couldn’t do it even if you were. In fact, it is probably safe to say that God didn’t even call you to this in the first place, bro. Seriously, why would He call you? What do you even have to offer?
So you’re still reading? Nice. This probably felt a little like the old reverse psychology tricks from your parents. You know the ones: “Don’t you dare smile for this picture!” Or maybe, “You’re right. School is a waste of time. I think you should drop out tomorrow and get a job.”
But I am not using mind tricks here. Or am I? Ok, ok. For real. What I am doing is giving you some of the lies that the enemy wants you to believe in order to keep you from ever setting foot on an extra wide jet plane headed over an ocean.
Think about it. How many times have you sat through the Super Summer Global info meeting, but you haven’t actually applied? How many times have you heard about that opportunity to go and make Him famous among people that have little or no access to the gospel? Plenty, right?
So why haven’t you gone? It could be that you have believed some of the lies. His lies aren’t new. That’s mainly because he isn’t that creative, but it is also, sadly because his lies still work.
So let me give the truth and let me give it to you straight. Take a deep breath. Exhale. Here it goes:
God has already called ALL of us to engage the mission. See Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Psalm 96:3, etc. As a result, missions is definitely for you, and for me, and for all of us. This really is your deal, sister. God already called us all to this in the first place, bro.
But there is one truth that the enemy may have gotten half right in some ways. You can’t do this. But that is the beautiful part of it, really. You don’t have to.
“But you will receive POWER when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, in Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.” —-Jesus
When God calls us to something, He always supplies everything we need. And, just in case you already forgot…He has called us to this. And He supplies the power through His Spirit living inside you.
In addition to that, we are going to train you and teach you so that you are truly ready to join God’s work. This is what we do. We’ve been training and mobilizing students just like you for the past 16 years. You need this training. You already have His calling and His power. It’s time to ignore the lies and embrace the truth.
This is DEFINITELY for you.