Archive for May 26th, 2012

Dear Friends,
Today I want to share a poem I wrote called The Mission Field. We are all called to serve God but we are each called to work a different part of the world’s field. Which field are you working on? Do you have the tools to harvest your field? Are you staying away from your calling? These and many other questions came to my mind as I wrote this poem so I want to share it with you so you can ponder on it. Enjoy!

The Mission Field
The whole world is a big mission field
But just as there are different climates and geographical areas in the world
There are people that are equipped and used to those places
Where they can work the different fields

Whether we want to or not, we are all called to work the fields
It is our choice, however, to become God’s worker
It is a matter of the heart
Once we make the decision to follow Christ
He starts opening the doors to show us where our gifts can best be utilized
He will give us the tools and equipment we need just in time to be used
Our part is to be willing and to always be learning about the things of God
So we can be ready to work our field—no matter what the circumstances are

Many times we will be tired of working
Many times we will want to quit
Yet other times we will want to keep working until our bodies can no longer stand on their own—that is when God will ask us to rest
There is time to work and there is time to rest
We just need to have balance and know that what we cannot do, God can

Sometimes just when we thought we knew how to work a specific field
God will ask us to move and start working a new, different field
We may feel inadequate all over again
We may feel confused and disoriented
But God has a plan
We just need to be obedient and follow His lead
Stepping into new territory is always scary and sometimes dangerous
But when we have the light of Jesus guiding us
And we trust Him that He knows best
Then we can freely and confidently step into the unknown

In the end, when our lives are spent
We can then look back and look at the harvest from the fields we worked
Knowing we have done everything we can to follow Christ
We will have peace in our hearts because we were obedient
We will have no regrets
When our last breath comes
We will remember the first steps of our mission
We will reminisce in the tremendous amount of work that was ahead of us in those fields
And we will be satisfied knowing that when we get to heaven
Jesus will say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

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