The Great Commission

From a young age, the Great Commission became a motto of sorts for me. I knew that I was called to the nations. I had no doubts that I would be the one to tell others about Christ, especially those who had never heard.

Fast forward a couple of decades, and sure enough the Lord placed me right in the center of an unengaged, unreached people group. I spent time in language learning how to share my heart and His words with this people who walked in such spiritual darkness. My lifelong vision for missions had come true. I was actually living it out.

In 2014, what started out as a six-month stateside assignment to the United States turned into the Lord calling us back to Mississippi. To say my world was rocked would be an understatement, but that's a story for another time. What I want to share with you is how the Lord redefined the Great Commission for me. He used it to create the same missions vision just from a different perspective.

Over the next year, the Lord showed me how "all nations" truly meant all of them. Whichever one He had me currently living in had people who needed to be taught, baptized, and discipled. Now, this may seem quite obvious to you, but I desperately needed to be reminded of it.

Our vision for missions has to line up with His and He has made that quite clear. "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (Matt. 28:19–20 NIV).

Nickolee Roberts is a wife, momma, blogger, kindergarten teacher, and former international missionary, saved by His grace and believing that God will be glorified.​

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