The people I admire the most are the ones that go when they are asked to go, those that believe that God has a plan for them and will listen even when it’s hard.
I’m not there quite yet, but I hope to be some day.
Today at church we sang a hymn titled, “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go”, and as we were singing it, tears came to my eyes as I sang:
It may not be on the mountain height
Or over the stormy sea,
It may not be at the battle’s front
My Lord will have need of me.
But if, by a still, small voice he calls
To paths that I do not know,
I’ll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in thine:
I’ll go where you want me to go.
I’ll go where you want me to go dear Lord,
Over mountain or plain or sea;
I’ll say what you want me to say, dear Lord;
I’ll be what you want me to be.
There are many times when I don’t listen – when I’m too busy, or it’s too hard, or it’s out of my comfort zone, or even that I’m not living my life so I can hear the call. Oh there have been plenty of these times:-), but as I sang this song, I was overcome with joy, knowing we are going over stormy seas to help where God is calling us to help. There is no better feeling than saying to the Lord, “I’ll go where you want me to go.”
My prayer while we are there is that I will say what He wants me to say, and be what He wants me to be. That I’ll be able to spread hope to the people I come in contact with. Although there will be a language barrier between us (especially when I’m not with a translator), I hope that I can love them and they can feel Christ’s love for them through me.
There really is no greater happiness than going where the Lord wants us to go. Our paths are all so different, and we often feel like we know best, but I’ve tested it out, and He always knows best.
Only 5 more days!
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