The passage was 2 Timothy 1:7-14, and Darren was talking about the calling of God on our lives. Darren kept mentioning how following God’s call is not an easy thing to do, but once God has called you, it’s like there is absolutely nothing else you can do. He compared it to being in love with someone and saying not “I can live with them” but “I can’t live without them”.
I started thanking God for the call he’s given me, for how excited I am to do something, go someplace, to Ireland, to Rwanda, to Russia, to Guatemala, to India. But then God asked me, “Are you willing to serve me when it’s boring? Are you willing to not go somewhere exotic? What if I tell you to live in the States?”
And my heart sank.
And I didn’t know what to say.