September 24, 2014
Posted by Douglas Turner
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I have been spending a lot of time thinking about missions over the past few weeks. It has really been informative as I wrestle through some of the terms, ideas, notions, preconceptions, etc. that plague my view of missions. One thing that I have been certain of: missions is not something from which we separate ourselves from “normal” life to go and live some temporary experience out. Missions is not an activity to which we are called; it is a lifestyle that all believers are called to live.

The question should not be, “Who is Calling Me?” The Sovereign and Supreme, the Grand and the Glorious God of the Universe is Calling.

The question should not be, “Is He Calling Me?” I believe the call to missional living is universal. Some will stay near, some will go far, but all are called to GO!

The question should not be, “Am I Qualified For The Calling?” As the cliche goes, you are not called because you are qualified, you are qualified because you are called.

The real question, and the one that may be hardest to answer (or easiest to ignore) is, “What Will I Do With The Calling Of God On MY Life?”

Will you be like Jonah? (Don’t send me…)

Will you be like Moses? (Send someone else…)

Or will you be like Isaiah? (Here I am…send me!)

“As you go, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” –Jesus

What will you do with the calling of God on your life?