I have been working on a theory about God and missions. It’s a rather bold and rather impractical by earthly standards. But nothing about missions is practical by earthly standards. I mean think about it; that in their right mind would be willing to walk hundreds of miles, suffer shipwrecks, beatings, sickness, the weather, loneliness, and just over all hardship for a belief? No one. right?
Here is my theory, if it can be dreamed for God, It can be done by God! Now you may or not be thinking: “Kevin how did you think of this?” Well, let me tell you. I was sitting on a but going to a little city in Alajuality, Costa Rica. And As I was sitting there feeling a little discouraged, because I didn’t feel like I was doing great things for God. And as I continued to think about it over the course of the next few days I realized that a dream for God, and success in that dream is not measured by earthly standards.
Missionary history is full of things men and women who did amazing things for God. And I am sure that they felt discouraged and probably felt that they were not doing great things for God. Gladys Aylward was a serving girl who had a burden to reach the people of China with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She approached missions agencies, and they all said that she was not qualified to go to China. So on her own she started to study, and save to go to China. When she got to China few years after she got to china, she saved about 100 orphans from the Japanese invasion by taking the for 12 days over the mountain, along with many other great things.. A lady who the world and even many Christains said was not qualified to serve in China did extraordinary things for God. Gladys had a dream! A dream for God! And she did not let anyone tell her the calling was wrong! God gave her a dream, and He gave her the means to accomplish the dream!
You see our qualification is the fact that we are sons and daughters of God. If you are Christains you are qualified to be missionaries. And don’t let anyone tell you different! If God has given you a burden a passion for the lost go after it and don’t be discouraged! And if you don’t have a passion for the lost…you need to re-evaluate you priorities and your faith!