Did God place a “necessity” on you? Did you feel the “woe”?

For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! 1Corinthians 9:16.

I don’t know what happens, but it seems that one day we are happy in our lives and churches and then something just happens. It may have started with a message from our pastor or a Sunday School lesson. It could have started in a missions conference or reading a book. It may have been something that someone said but it happened. It doesn’t happen to most folks but it did to you. All of a sudden you felt like you couldn’t get away. It may have started as only a passing thought. It was kind of romantic. It was neat to think about but it didn’t go away. Almost everyone has thought about being a missionary, but they get over it. You didn’t because you are different. You are called of God.