I’ve been learning so much in our journey towards missions. Lessons about how God calls those with administrative gifts; lessons about how an introvert learns to purposefully build friendships; and lessons about the entire application process.
For now, I’ll risk a little too much tldr (too long, didn’t read) and a little tmi (too much information) to tell you that the medical screening process is robust! Did I mention that OMF is very thorough? This past month, I’ve had screenings for hepatitis diseases, a tuberculosis exposure test, a promise of an upcoming colonoscopy, and a chest x-ray….not to mention that it is now time to treat my overactive thyroid, too! The chest x-ray revealed a lung nodule, so, my doctor asked me to get a CT scan for further study. I, being the learner that I am, went to research it right away. It could be lots of things. But most of all, it has the potential to distract me by focusing inward instead of gazing upon Christ. My upcoming scan is next Monday.
Hebrews 12: 1-3 reminds me what my attitude should and can be, when I keep my eyes focused on Him.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
I don’t want to take my eyes off Christ. He, alone, is the one who fills my days with joy and meaning. And I’d like to continue to be used by my Lord to facilitate growth in others. What I really like to do is to pray with friends.
Let me know your prayer requests. I’d be honored to pray for you. Pray for me, too, that I’d not be anxious for anything and remember that He is the one worth living for.
Eunice (and Au)