For the longest time, I have had no idea what I want to be when I grow up. If there is one thing I have learned so far in my early twenties, its this: It doesn’t matter. What I want to be, what I major in, and where I work, it all doesn’t matter. In the long run, none of it matters. I have even met people much older and wiser who still don’t have it all figured out, and that’s okay. We are told our whole life that by the time we are of college age, we are supposed to know what we want. This has always been a struggle for me, until now. Now,the only thing that matters is that I follow where I’m being lead and right now, that is exactly what I am doing.
I have two things I am passionate about. One is my love for Jesus. The other is my passion for serving others. I firmly believe God put these passions in my heart so I would follow them. When I first started telling people I was attending mission school, one womans reply caught me off guard. She seemed genuinely offended that I would choose to take a year off school to do this. She said, “Get your degree. That is the most important. After that, if you still want to, you can always do it later.” That statement got me thinking. Should I finish school first even though I don’t know what I want to do? The answer to that is simple. No. The thing is, even though I don’t know what I want to be or where I want to go, I do know one thing. I do want to follow and serve God. This Mission School and awesome opportunity to do just that. School will always be there, but this moment in my life won’t and I don’t want to waste it.
I feel a calling from God to help people and to share the joy I have found through him. This is not something I have taken lightly. I’m ready to go. This mission school is a way to not only cater to my passions, but to follow my calling as well. So does it really matter that I don’t know what I’m going to be 20 years from now? No, because 20 years from now I will still be striving to do what I know I can already do today and that is follow Christ. Why wait?