When we talk about doing missions, surely many of us think of going somewhere far from home and possibly preaching the gospel to a lot of people or having a place with a big crowd surrounding us and telling them about Jesus. If that had never crossed your mind, at least it has crossed mine. Until a few weeks ago, I had that idea about doing missions. Now I realize that it is not like that.
I couldn’t understand how God was going to use me here if I wasn’t able to talk about God with the children. If I spent my time sweeping the floor in the mornings or washing a pile of dishes, how I would reach souls if I did not preach about the gospel. I thought: “I don’t think I’m doing missions. I’m sure I’m in the wrong place.” I thought I was not contributing at all to the kingdom of God. But, how can we be missionaries if we do not understand the meaning of missions?
God has made me understand that missions is not what we do; it is who we are in Jesus Christ. It is to show the love of God in everything we do—no matter if we feel or think we are not making a big impact around us. Surely, God is working something big at that moment, and you do not even realize that.
God is love. Therefore, when we do things under his authority, everything we do will be done with love and humility. God is never wrong when he put us in the place where we are. God wants to use us where we are, and he wants us to shine that light that he has given us.
Karla Magana Gonzalez, a student at Tarrant County College, is serving in Spain with Go Now Missions.