Have you ever thought of missionaries and all that came into your mind is all about men, if not women, who left home to far off lands, to share God’s love and care?   In Africa we all know of Missionary Schools, foundations and charitable organizations that were started by mission societies from Abroad. Some of us will never forget the great work done by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Infact, in the 1950,when the missionaries hit our home to spread the good news, it was said that witches ruled as king, then one preacher from Canada, full of the Holy spirit came and all witches either died or got converted. Before our grandmother died, she would share this good news with such love for the missionaries that you could feel it. The fire that was lit in our home cemented the church revolution, especially the Pentecostal movement in our home upto now.
What the missionaries did was splendid, but the fact is, all of us are on this planet for a mission. God has never brought anyone on this earth without giving him a specific assignment. The assignment may vary from person to person, but each individual call on us remains. In our days, with all the internet and the world as a global village, being a missionary is not all about going out to far off lands. We can use the internet to reach out to those who are as far as and wide, for the glory of God.
Again, have you ever gotten this concept of being God’s missionary wherever you’re, be it near or far? The truth is, we may not travel as wide as our 1950 missionaries travelled but all of us can reach out to one person near us. Imagine, for those married that your marriage is your mission field. As a teacher, your school is a mission field and wherever God has planted you is your mission field. You will never have a great marriage until you understand that marriage is a mission field. Have you realized that it’s only in marriage where God puts demands of love and submission on couples. Many times, we don’t submit and love as God demands because we are still demanding for our rights, yet we don’t know that once we submit and love, we have no rights but to give what is required of us.  To men, God expects us to love whether the love is reciprocated or not and to wives, God still expects you to submit whether you’re loved back or not. We have no rights to cling to our rights than consider your marriage partner as the person God sent your way to minister to, in the mission field.
By this I don’t mean tolerating abuse, but in our days, most people leave a marriage on things that would never have made our grandmothers leave. If you happen to read the statistics of divorce in what we call Christian homes today, you will realize that there is no difference between the world and the churched. Church men are divorcing at the highest rate than the world. The order of men loving as Christ loved the church has faded significantly than before and the law of wives submitting has subsided in meaning to most 21st century women. When God initiated marriage, his great mission was clear. He says, didn’t the LORD make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth. “For I hate divorce!” says the LORD, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. “So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife. Malachi 2:15-16
Can you imagine how beautiful the world would look, if the Christian society would influence the children, through submission and un-conditional love. The children of the world, even based on the statistics we get from those involved in dangerous activities-all point their problem to the homes where they were raised. Very few separated homes make up godly children and the children, majority of whom went away from church, all they say when asked is, ”they lacked love from home, from both parents.
When writing to the church, we get to know that Paul really understood his mission in the mission field. He says “Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews, he says, I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel that I may share in its blessings.(1 Corinthians 9:21)
Saint of God, What rights are you willing to drop, in order to accommodate the people around you?  What are you going to do differently in your marriage, to raise that Godly seed that God demands from couples? What do you think God wants you to do differently in your mission field wherever he has planted you? Paul became all things to all people and every partner in any marriage should know this basic rule from Paul the apostle, and serve each other for the glory Of God .You have to be all things to your partner in that marriage, school and work and use every opportunity to minister as God leads you. Many men and women in the old times have succeeded and you will too succeed if you keep the focus. God bless you

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