Our Purpose Behind Traveling
Having the ability to travel with purpose simply involves asking ourselves one question…
“What is my desire?”
As Christians, if we claim to believe in the expansion of the Gospel, and intend to go somewhere with purpose, our desire must be to follow His call and go, wherever it is He may lead us! Matthew 28:19 seems nearly non-negotiable,
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
In the hope of traveling, is our heart focused on taking pictures to show what we sacrificed our time and money to do? Is it to stamp another page in that passport? Maybe it’s even to show we care for the marginalized – even if the other fifty weeks during the year they hardly even flutter across our minds? If you’re having a hard time reading this paragraph, it’s even harder to write. We are humans, and sometimes our intentions are less than God-honoring. Most days I’m the worst of everyone.
So to travel with purpose? It’s simple. Go for the Lord. Show people the love of Christ. Be the beaming light in the dark places. Empower the church with all your might. Encourage struggling brothers and sisters in Christ. Lend a helping hand with joy and grace.
And maybe, by the grace of God if you choose Haiti to serve in, you’ll get to see mountains and sunsets, oceans and smiling children, dusty feet and beautifully trimmed cactus fences, early morning patès, and graceful ‘bonjous’ throughout the community. You’ll even get your passport stamped and probably take 1,000 joyful pictures.
But firstly, come for His cause – it’s already complete in purposefulness.
Matthew 6:33, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”