The Missionary’s Goal

The other day I was having a conversation with a friend who was talking about the power of the Holy Spirit. He was wondering what he could do to see more of God’s power exhibited in his ministry. As I listened to him talk about holiness, prayer and setting one’s self apart for God, I began to wonder. As a missionary what should our goal or focus be?
Missionary’s days are filled with opportunities to help people. In fact it is easy to allow blessing people and meeting their needs to over shadow listening attentively to and following God’s voice.  
As missionaries we examine ourselves, wondering if we are doing enough. Are we working enough, praying hard enough, giving enough. Are people coming to Jesus because of what we are doing.
And often we begin to focus on having more of God’s power exhibited in our lives instead of just having more of God in our lives. We focus on what we can do for God, what we want to do for God and what God can do for us, instead of simply focusing on doing God’s will. 
Oswald Chambers said, “The goal of the missionary is to do God’s will, not to be useful or to win the lost.” His statement interest me, mainly because we often think that a missionary should be useful and should win the lost. Although those are good things, the most important thing that should consume our time is Doing God’s Will. When I meditate on this phrase “The goal of a missionary is to do God’s will.” I know that doing God’s will should be our utmost priority. It’s amazing how doing good things often overshadow doing these most important things. 
Sure everyone wants to do loftily things for God. In fact, it is often much easier to do something where God’s power is clearly exhibited through us, than to do the simplest thing he has asked of us with excellence. It is easy to want to do something great for The Lord, but what happens when He asks us to follow Him in a direction we do not want to go? 
Doing His will means that at times loftily actions will be swallowed up in simply doing life’s mundane things with excellence for His Glory.
Excerpt From: Chambers, Oswald. “My Utmost for His Highest.” September 23
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