Le paresseux éprouve des désirs mais n’arrive à rien, alors que les souhaits des gens actifs seront comblés. (Proverbes 13:4, Bible)
I’m not saying that I don’t feel like being with someone or that I haven’t felt attracted to any girl during this period.
All that being said, I feel content about being single. Seriously. I even enjoy it. (I’ll write about it in the future)
However, I can’t listen to love songs anymore.
I was listening to a podcast and here is an excerpt of a testimony:
« I’ve always said that I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. I don’t respect that at all. If you believe that there’s a heaven and a hell, and people could be going to hell or not getting eternal life, and you think that it’s not really worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkwardâ€“and atheists who think people shouldn’t proselytize and who say just leave me along and keep your religion to yourselfâ€“how much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?
I mean, if I believed, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that a truck was coming at you, and you didn’t believe that truck was bearing down on you, there is a certain point where I tackle you. And this is more important than that. »
Was that a wake up call for you?! As for me, it definitely motivates me to evangelize much more.
Yesterday, I had a phone call with a friend of mine, Tsing. I shared with her my plan to be a missionary. She gave me a very useful feedback and a lot to think about.
The main things I remember from our chat are:
- I shouldn’t neglect the preparation time. Spending time studying the Scripture (not only reading the Bible on my iPad while I’m in the metro) is very important in order to have a strong knowledge of God. The purpose of that would be to get closer to God and also to be more confident in time to evangelize.
- Serving God is a good thing. However, it should be based on God’s call for us instead of our own will and passion. Otherwise, we might just give up in time of struggle because our work would be based on our human strengths instead of God’s.
- Going to a mission is not something we should do by ourselves. Getting a local church involve in our preparation and in this service should be a requirement.
- Finding a spiritual mentor at the church who can assist us and guide us is really useful. Actually, in most cases, there shouldn’t be other ways to do it.
This conversation was so fruitful. I think it was exactly what I needed to hear at this time because I am excited like a child who wants to go to Disneyland right now. But going to a mission is a serious stuff and I need to ask wisdom and intelligence from God.
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