A Heart for Missions: Part Two

A leap of faith– This phrase is a cliché for a reason. Think of a time you acted in obedience to the Lord. What feelings arose? Maybe fear, uncertainty, or vulnerability? But despite those feelings, you chose faith. Kenzie and Morgan Flippo used the phrase “a leap of faith” to describe their decision to surrender as the Lord reoriented the trajectory of their lives.

Sometimes, the Lord shifts our plans rather suddenly, and for others, He prepares the way over time. The Lord planted the seed for missions in Kenzie’s heart soon after he became a believer. Morgan, on the other hand, shared, “The Lord softened my heart over time. Previously, I was very timid at the thought of career-long missions.”

Kenzie and Morgan’s faith is leading them to mid-term missions in Chad, Africa. As they engage in the Missionary Task oversees for the summer, the couple will continue seeking the Lord’s will for their lives–leaving their ‘yes’ on the table.

“There is no clear ‘start’ in preparing for missions. In hindsight, the Lord has always been preparing us for this path, and one day, we will see this short trip as preparations for what is to come,” the couple agreed.

While feelings of uncertainty often accompany or precede faith, the Lord calls us to focus our attention on the big picture. 2 Corinthians 3:18 tells us, “…we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

As you reflect on the Lord’s faithfulness in your own life, your current trajectory, and holy passions He has placed on your heart along the way, ask yourself: Am I living fully in all the Lord has called me to right now? Have I put my ‘yes’ on the table before the Lord?

If you sense the Lord leading you to take a leap of faith, like Kenzie and Morgan, click here to learn more about missions and how you can engage in the Missionary Task locally, nationally, and internationally.