Let me repeat the title, "I am not a Missionary". I just wanted to put emphasis on what I am saying. You may all be shocked with this statement. You may say, why is she not a missionary when at this moment she is in another country doing the work of the Lord? Allow me to defend my stand.
Last night, I went to a prayer gathering of different churches here in Thailand. We prayed for a lot of things and that includes praying for pastors and missionaries. The leader in front asked the missionaries to stand. I thought of standing but there was something in me that just held me back. During that moment, I asked God, "am I a missionary?".
By definition, missionaries are people who goes outside their own country to share their beliefs to the people of that foreign country.Those who have studied kairos and MTP with me might say, "yes you are". But then, God answered me differently. I felt something different deep inside my heart. And these thoughts just came to my mind, "enough of the labels!". I am not a missionary, I am a servant of God. I am not a missionary, I am a child of God. Because of this, I did't stand.
Enough of the labels. Enough of the recognition. Enough of the titles. Enough of the categories. Doing missions work doesn't define who I am, its just something that I do. I am a child of God and this is what defines me. And as a child of God, it brings me joy to do His will, whatever, whenever and wherever it is. I just want my to please my Father.
"Always believe who you are in God and who you God is"- Nahum Taverner
Author: Mica Austria
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