Nervous excitement. That’s what I am feeling. And I believe all of the missionaries can relate. We’ve been preparing for several months and the time has come—we’re flying to Guatemala tomorrow morning!!
Even though this is my second year to travel to Guatemala as a missionary with POP, I still am amazed at how God brought me to this moment. And ok, I’m here now and open to God’s will, but how WILL God work through me to reach the children of Guatemala? Insecurities creep in….I have no special talents or gifts. I’m no better than anyone else. I’m just one person and it’s just one week. I don’t even know Spanish!! Wait, did God really call me to Guatemala?!?!
A song comes on the radio. Jeremy Camp’s “Same Power.” What I heard brought excitement to my soul……
“The same power that rose Jesus from the grave
The same power that commands the dead to wake
Lives in us, lives in us……”
“In His strength, there is nothing we can’t do”
The Holy Spirit bursts inside of me—I get butterflies in my stomach and my heart skips a beat. It is THAT power of the Holy Spirit that is in control. THAT power is the reason I am going to Guatemala.
I recently read that “God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.”
Although I don’t understand it, I know in my soul that I have been called to Guatemala. And qualified—I definitely am NOT!! But I trust that God has been and is preparing me to be His hands and feet this week. It is all HIM, not me. Now that excites me!!!!!!
Thank you, Jesus, for bringing me out of my comfort zone. Thank you for your Holy Spirit and for giving me the opportunity to share your love with others this week.
No more nerves…..only excitement. : )