Out of that understood unfairness, instead of conviction, I sat with my guilt.
Guilt isn’t helpful.
I’ve never heard anyone being stirred to action because they felt guilty about an issue—it’s a very passive emotion and a selfish one. It’s relating every issue back to me.
Source from: InterVarsity Blog: Life After Summer Missions.
Urbana 12 is InterVarsity’s 23rd Student Missions Conference, December 27-31, 2012 in St. Louis, MO.
That is the feeling of some of those who came back from their Short Mission Trips. Guilty is what they felt after seeing what they saw on the trips. But you cannot just sit on it for the rest of your life. You have to move forward, overcome the feeling. The questions you should ask yourselves are:
What should I do after this?
How should I react or response to it?
What is the next step that I need to take?
And the list of questions goes on and on until you can find the answers that only come from God through your relationship with God himself. You can find the answers and your life calling out of God. As Jesus said in the gospel of John 15:4-6, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruits, for apart from me you cannot do anything.”
What would you do after your summer mission trips?