What motivates your decisions and commitment as a missionary?
You desire to bring glory to God through a Gospel-centered ministry whereby you live as a missionary in your community and world. Living this way means you are willing to put aside your preferences in order to take the Gospel to the culture in which you are ministering. Keep reminding yourself that every sacrifice on your part was worth it if you could just reach one person with the Gospel. Besides, any sacrifice was not worthy to compare with the sacrifice the Lord Jesus Christ made when He stepped out of eternity into time and went to a bloody cross. How can you grumble to the crucified Savior about being out of your comfort zone? He endured all the sin and suffering of this world in order to save you. As His follower He calls you to take up your cross, deny yourself, and follow Him. There is no comfort zone for the Christ-follower except the peace that comes from obedience to Him.
Why are we not living like missionaries right here at home? After all, God had only one Son, and He made Him a missionary. Jesus calls us to be missionaries, too! He said that just as His Father sent Him into the world, He was sending us (John 20:21). We are to be on mission in our everyday lives with the goal of sharing the Gospel as we go. (Matthew 28:18-20). Missions are not just about crossing the sea with the Gospel. It is also about crossing the street with the Gospel.