What does it look like to be a missionary? For some it is being a pastor, for others it is homeschooling so their husbands can put in long hours away from home, for others it’s running a feeding center, or building bridges. In my case it’s being a teacher. How is this any different from being a Christian anywhere else in the world? It’s not. You are a missionary. You are called to go out of your homes, your neighborhoods, your towns, your state, your countries and do what God has created you to do – bring Him glory. I sat with a 9th grade girl a couple weeks ago who told me if she could tell teenagers anything, it would be “You are worthy. You are God’s child.” This applies to all of us. You are worthy. You are worthy of the calling. You are God’ child. Regardless of proximity, you are to live your life worthy of that calling. You are to be a missionary to those in your life. Sometimes people see Shannon as “missionary” and me as “teacher,” separate from the missionary world. The reality is that our lives are no different than yours. I am a teacher like so many of you. I am a missionary like so many of you. My job… Your job… Our job, as Christians, is to live our life to glorify Him, to share that with my students and co-workers… to live my life worthy of the calling.
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