I think I might be going on a mission.
I would like to preface the remainder of this post by saying that I do not know 100% for sure that I am going on a mission. But right now, that is what I'm working towards.
You may remember a few months back when I decided not to go on a mission. Needless to say, the decision to serve came as a bit of a shock to me. I thought I was supposed to stay here; however, I fully believe the Lord knows best where He needs me. And if that's on a mission, I'm going.
Because I thought I wasn't supposed to go on a mission, I hadn't given it much thought in the past couple of months. Then, all of a sudden, I couldn't get the idea of a mission out of my mind. Everything made me think about going on a mission. I could barely focus in class. It was crazy. So, I took the hint and started asking (again) if I should go on a mission. For the first time in my life, I felt a strong desire to go on a mission. I've always loved the gospel and I've always wanted to share it, but I had never truly desired to leave everything behind for 18 months to serve a full-time mission. I wasn't opposed to the idea, but it didn't excite me...until a few weeks ago.
When my mission obsession didn't go away, I talked to my parents. They are super supportive. But as I said earlier, no official decisions have been made. I'm still thinking. Still praying. For now, my plan of action is geared toward a mission. I figure nothing bad can come from a little extra scripture study and Preach My Gospel reading.
Questions about what could possibly make me consider putting my education, work, family, and social life on hold for 18 months? Check out www.mormon.org.
To be continued...