After our study last week on the Great Commission, I’ve spent some time looking around at missions and missionaries. I wouldn’t call it an extensive search and investigation, but a look around.
And what did I find?
No matter what you do, no matter what your experience, God can use you in the mission field.
Whether ‘at home’ (because ‘all nations’ means the one you are in too) or abroad, there are needs all over the world, even for people as strange as computer guys. And if they have need for computer guys, they need pretty much every one else too.
You see, we sometimes live under this picture that all missionaries go out and exclusively preach the world, evangelize, baptize and start churches. Not so! Preaching of the Good News of Jesus Christ is certainly the main focus, and in some way everyone participates in this work, but there is a lot of work out there.
Don’t believe me?
Take a look here, at the current list of needs just with one mission organization. And that is just a small list. Behind these people are those that support in prayer and financially. Those that organize and arrange behind the scenes. And not everyone goes with a formal organization like SIM. I challenge you – look, and you will find something that you could do.
So – no matter what you do, no matter what your skills are, God can use you. Introvert? Extrovert? Preacher, builder, IT Guy? God can use you.
It comes back to the church – the body of Christ. We are all parts of that body, and each a different part. I blog and am an IT guy – God can use me. You might be a builder, a plumber, a cook or a cleaner – God can and will use you too.
So the question now remains – will you go? And what will you do?