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The Rejected Missionary

12 Jan

The Rejected Missionary…

Letter from missions board to an applicant: “We received your application and we’re surprised. You’re afflicted with severe eye trouble. This is a handicap to effective ministry. Is it appropriate for a missionary to do part-time secular work? You’re making tents on the side.

The church in Philippi was the only church that supported you. We wonder why. Is it true that you have a jail record? Certain brethren report that you did time at Caesarea and were imprisoned at Rome.

You refer to yourself as aged. Our missions policy is to only accept young applicants. We advise you to stick with tent making.” Signed, The Foreign Missions Board.

This was to Apostle Paul. When you think about it, he was unlikely yet the greatest apostle. You might not be a likely missionary or minister. God chooses and delights in those who aren’t likely.

Have you been discouraged from doing God’s will? God only chooses those who are not qualified. He doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called. Just answer and go. God will take care of the rest. Be willing and God will take care of making you able.

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Go boldly into the world. Answer God’s calling for you, today. You are qualified to serve Him. Be willing; you have been enabled.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love.always,

Ed

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