"What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family."
~ Mother Teresa
Seems so simple doesn't it?
Many are not called to go to the other side of the world. Sometimes we think that our mission is not big or important enough. I know many stay at home mom's that think they are not doing anything "important" in God's kingdom. God has them exactly where He wants them and He has you exactly where He wants you, even if it is the last place you want to be. You may not think that your mission is valued against others working for God, but if you choose to follow God then you will be right where He can use you the most. No one else could ever be you doing what God has gifted you with. So we should start at home, this can be difficult when kids or your spouse pulls your strings and irritates you to no end. I have trouble with this, it's not a natural instinct for me to be the nurturing mom when I'm getting disrespect from my kids. I try to do the best I can with what I've got. If every child felt loved in this world then there probably would be less violence, murders, hatred or even wars. The children who are abandoned, neglected and abused will be the ones who will be responsible for making and enforcing our laws, teaching children and running our government and businesses. The impact of our actions may not be known for decades. Why would we leave it to chance?
God DOES NOT call everyone to be a missionary, open a food bank, travel to war zones, house refugees, adopt a child or give away most of their possessions to help a charity.
God does call EVERY ONE to care for the poor, show love to the unloved, tell people about our amazing Father and be a light on a hill in the darkness so that a weary traveler may find rest in a safe place.