God called me to do mission work at the age of 24, and I am both honored and humbled to be a servant of the Most High God. Never did I think God would want to use me as his messenger, but how grateful I am he called me.
Although I felt the call on my life to serve Him in this capacity many years ago, I wasn’t exactly sure of the specifics. Not knowing the destination made it difficult, and it took me a long time to put that aside and focus on the journey. God cares about the here-and-now, and where you are right now is a good indication of your relationship with Him.
Once at peace with this, I began to prepare myself. I’m not a seminary graduate or seminary student, but I wholeheartedly believe that God can reveal Himself to anyone who seeks after Him. I latched onto the passage in James 1 where he states, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” I started praying fervently every time I opened my Bible that God would do two things: 1) speak personally to me reveal the meaning of the passage, and 2) seal it to my heart for remembrance. I prayed this prayer with faith, knowing God would answer it, and he did. What amazing, wondrous things God has revealed to me through His word!
God doesn’t simply use those who have attained a seminary degree, or pastors a church–He has called all of his children to serve Him. It has well been said, “God doesn’t always call the equipped, but he always equips the called.” God has called me to mission work, and I will joyously obey his command on my life. I’m simply a student of the Bible, a follower of Jesus Christ, and a worshiper of the one true God.