What’s your real motive …
Some people are concerned that their desire is not a good enough reason to go. Some wannabe STM travellers stand frozen, unwilling to make a decision. They have an unbiblical fear that they may step outside of what God’s best plan for their life might be.
Other leaders are super concerned that team members might have mixed reasons and the reason why they want to get there is not ‘pure’ enough …
So people wait, afraid to make a wrong step, for God to light up the sky in fire. They wait for his loud booming voice to make the future perfectly clear.
They would wait forever rather than make a wrong choice.
I think that’s wrong and here’s why
Even a casual reading of the Bible reveals that God does not work this way.
He has a small voice.
A still, small voice.
Most frequently he suggests a path and then disappears for most of the person’s lifetime. Even when God is very present in the story – there is still an awful lot of people just making their own decisions.
It is His way to let us make our choices.
Christian faith is different from many other faiths in that regard – The way of Jesus is to join in with our co-creative ability. We get to write the next chapter in the story that God is putting together.
We get to make the choice – so what do your choose?
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
If you are looking for adventure you start with a step
As a traveler I am often asked where my favourite place is, and over time I have come to realize that it is the next place.
Choosing the way of Mission is choosing the way of adventure. Exploration and discovery are a beautiful expression of the nature of God. STM travellers know that this trip is a start (not the end) of the story.
We are all on a journey, some of us are choosing our next step