Have you ever thought “that Christian is so great, serving in ________(country) sharing the gospel” or something along those lines? I did too, until God called me to be “that Christian.”
Going into college, I knew I wanted to pursue God and live for him. I was a very much a baby Christian though. Thankfully I found a great Christian group, Master Plan Ministries and was discipled by a student leader. Through those years of discipleship, I grew as a Christian. One fall of college, God was telling me to pray, Go big in me and go big on campus. I prayed this for months. Even when I would pray it, I would tell God that I didn’t know what this looked like, but I kept praying, “go big, go big.”
Then one winter day I went ice fishing with my boyfriend Mark (now my husband) and Russ, the director of the ministry who had been discipling him began to tell us of a meeting he went to the night before about a property Master Plan could use as a retreat facility. He started telling us all the possibilities of things that would go on at this place. God could use it to teach people, to bring people there to get away from the distractions of this world and discover Him. I started thinking of all the things they would need to run a place like this, like someone to answer the phone, to do the scheduling, speak in front of groups, counsel visitors etc. I kept thinking how I could fill that role and how much I wanted to fill that role. God had been preparing my heart for months to hear Him tell me I was to work for Master Plan Ministries that day ice fishing.
Up until this point, I had always heard that God loved me and had a wonderful plan for my life. I thought that plan was for me to find a husband, get married and have a family. I was totally content with that plan, but I didn’t give God room for there to be anything more. I was limiting what God could do with me for His glory. Although having a family was God’s will for me, it was only a part of His will.
I realized how important it is to live for the Lord. I decided to be a vessel for spreading the gospel. I knew this work was for me here in the U.S., and I was that Christian now. How I perceived a “missionary” was off from what God sees as a worker for his Kingdom. In fact I still struggle to see myself as a missionary because it is what we are all called to do as Christians. I’m pretty sure Matthew 28:19-20 didn’t exclude any believers from the mission Jesus has started.
So where does God want you to be working for his Kingdom?
How do you know?
How will you accomplish it?
Hedy is a graduate of Fort Lewis College with a BA in Psychology. She is married with a son. She can't get enough of God and works for Master Plan Ministries at Three Trails Ranch in Durango, CO. Before coming to Colorado, Hedy grew up in Sitka, Alaska.
Hedy loves to hunt and fish with her best hunting partner, her husband! Most recently she has been hunting in Colorado and Kansas. When she has a free moment or two, Hedy enjoys to knit and bake bread.
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