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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rebecca's Mission X (3)

Today is Rebecca's final thoughts. If you are reading I certainly encourage you to leave a comment and interact with Rebecca.

The final thing I really learned is that I want to serve more. College life can be very self centered - but then again so can normal life. I have been taking a break from ministry this last semester because when I came to SBC I was tired. But during Mission X I realized how empty a life that is only about serving myself is. there is no joy in taking myself out for supper, or playing a game of solitaire on the computer by myself, I want to begin serving more. I believe God sent me to SBC, and gave me that semester of rest, but now it's time to get back into ministry. My desire is to serve others, because it is not about me. I want to show others the God that has revealed himself to me all of my life. I don't want it to be about me anymore, there is no joy in that.

I know people go on mission trips and vow to never forget what they learned, and saw. But many times they do. I don't want to forget what I learned. I don't want to forget Larrissa's name, or Janeece's, or where Pete lives. I want to remember. I want to tell others what God has taught me, and I want others to learn from it. I want to go back there, and make a difference. But maybe that was my time to make a difference in the inner city, and now it is my time to make a difference here. God is amazing, he never changes, so that we can.

There is no such thing as a call for the Christian that does no start, and end, with serving; " just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”(Matt 20:28). He has set the example, thank you Rebecca for sharing this experience of taking up the call. Please leave comments, either to Rebecca, or about your serving experience.


Tyson said...

Hey Rebecca, although it took a while to hit the screen, I really appreciate your entry. It is beautiful and heartfelt. I hope to get more posts from you in the future.

Yvonne Green said...

Beautiful. Keep up with the wonderful writings.