I am starting a college course called “Introduction to Global Studies” next week, and I have been looking forward to taking this course for a while now. Andy and I believe that God has called us to further his mission and kingdom through our involvement with the ministry of Compassion International, hence this blog and website. Admittedly, there are those days when sponsorship and advocacy are not fulfilling or satisfying. There are those days when we crave more, but instead of desiring more of God and his calling, we reach out for more of this world and its enticing offerings.
While reading the introduction for my textbook, I was struck by this Scripture. “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work” (John 4:34). Do I hunger for more of the mission of God? Am I satisfied by taking part in the Lord’s work? Is knowing that I am making a significant eternal impact in the lives of our Compassion children fulfilling? If I were to take an honest look at myself, I would more often than not answer, “no”.
At times, I feel my labor is in vain and does not yield enough fruit, or that I am not making an eternal difference. I tend to only see the big picture and not enjoy the little blessings. In these moments, I am tempted to search for meaning and fulfillment by seeking significance in the world. It is easy to want more–more money, different employment, all in the name of doing more for God’s kingdom. I am not always content to sit back and rest in the assurance that God and his mission can satisfy.
What is the mission God has called you to? Do you hunger for more of that mission? Do God and his mission satisfy? Are you filled to overflowing in a way that you can do nothing but share?