Have you ever been on a mission trip or participated in a service project? It is so rewarding to focus on others instead of yourself. When you go on mission, you place others above yourself and the love of God above your own needs. It allows you to see other places of the world that don’t have the resources that we have and yet the faith in those countries are spreading and growing. Being a part of something bigger than yourself has lasting effects on your own walk with God and spiritual life. God’s Word tells us to go into all the world and make disciples in the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. He doesn’t say stay at your house, but GO! So look for ways you can be a part of what God is doing so you will experience all He has to offer.
Pray for missionaries in countries around the world. Some missionaries are serving in places where the gospel is not wanted. They are living in dangerous situations just so they can share how God has changed their own lives and so they can watch him change others. Find a mission trip you can participate in. Most churches are sending people to serve in the community around them at least, so that’s a great place to start! Pray that God will plant a desire to see changed lives deep in your heart. Finally, manage your money well so you can take part in what God is doing. If you are always spending your money and are unaware of what you have, you will not be able to bless others. But if you create a budget so that you are able to meet your own physical needs first, you will find that God will provide opportunities to bless others in His name!
Pray for God to give you a heart for missions and watch as He presents opportunities for you to participate in what He is doing around the world!