Do I Have What It Takes to Be a Missionary? | Wycliffe Bible Translators

Do I Have What It Takes to Be a Missionary?

  • March 2, 2019
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If you’re feeling God leading you into missions, you’re likely asking yourself several questions right about now. The biggest one might be “Is this for me?” But behind that foundational question are many others that you might be pondering, such as “Am I called to serve?” or “Would I even make a good missionary?” It’s important to process through these questions as you begin considering what it would be like to serve as a missionary with Wycliffe.

2 Corinthians 3:5 says, “It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualifications come from God” (NLT). Wycliffe missionaries are simply passionate followers of Jesus who have said “yes” to serving God in this capacity. It’s because of what God has done in their own lives that they are fueled and driven to use their skills and abilities to work toward the vision laid out in God’s Word — that one day people from every nation, tribe, people and language will stand before the throne, praising God.

It takes a team of people to make Bible translation possible. We need more than just translators and linguists — we need IT workers, managers, writers, teachers, administrators and so many others. You can be used to help bring the Bible to people who still need it.

But first, we’d like to help you process the questions you’re asking yourself. We’ve created a resource called Thinking About Missions: Is this for me? that covers six main questions:

  • Am I ready to accept God’s leading for my life?
  • Can others see Christ at work in my life?
  • Am I living within my means?
  • How do I find out more about specific areas of the world where I can serve or organizations that might be a good fit for me?
  • How can I begin serving right where I am?
  • What’s next?

This document walks you through these questions, providing Scripture and additional resources to look into as you consider the answers to these in your own life. We believe it will be a helpful resource to take a deeper look into figuring out if missions is right for you.

So when you ask yourself, “Do I have what it takes to be a missionary?” the answer could very well be a resounding “yes.” It’s just a matter of finding how — and where — God wants to use you for his glory.