As most of you know, I went on a mission trip to Virginia a few weeks ago. I learned many things from the trip. I have been on a total of six formal mission trips. Out of all of them, I would say that I felt the pressure the most on this one.
Before the trip, I asked God to use me. I had no idea what the trip would entail, but I just wanted to be used. I got what I asked for…
On the bus ride up, I was asked by one of the leaders to help teach the Bible lessons each day for the kids. I began to ask more questions, and I was required to dress up in character to teach the story of Joseph. This not only made me nervous, but I was stressed out. For five days in a row, I would have to teach the Bible study lesson in a dramatical way to the kids. I felt like everything was coming down on me.
My first reaction was to push it off to someone else. After praying for awhile and talking to other leaders, I reluctantly agreed that this is what God brought me here to do. I prayed and asked God to help me each night teach the Bible to these kids. Although I was stressed out, I made it through…all because of God’s sufficiency!
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.”
-2 Corinthians 3:5 NKJV
Our sufficiency comes from God! I certainly learned all about this during the Virginia mission trip. It is great to know that we, as Christians, have God on our side.
“He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.”
-1 Thessalonians 5:24 NKJV
When God calls you to do something to accomplish His mission, He will be faithful through it.
Have you had a time in your life when you had to trust God?