“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” – Galatians 6:9-10
There are some experiences that are so powerful you know they will stay with you forever. The week I spent in Tecoloste, Nicaragua is one of my forever memories. There isn’t just one thing that stands out in my mind, but all of them put together that bring a warmth to my heart and tears to my eyes. We went there to build a school and improve the living conditions, but we came away with lasting friendships and fresh eyes for the world we live in.
It’s easy to focus on others when you are on a mission trip, because that’s why you’re there. But what about when you come back home and jump back into old routines. I really struggled to go back to my normal life when I got home. I had seen things, felt things, and I wasn’t the same, nor did I want to be. I wanted to return almost immediately. Working there had given me such purpose and joy, but my life was here with my husband and kids.
Through His Word God showed me that I didn’t need to be in Nicaragua to have purpose and the joy that comes from serving others. My job was to bring the servant heart I had cultivated in Tecoloste to my community back home. My mission field and yours too is where ever God has placed us. He has a job for us all to do, and it’s to bring Him glory, and tell all those around us the Good News of God’s love. So as we are reminded in Galatians 6, let’s not become weary of doing good because the reward is coming dear friends.