The Best Decision

What’s the best decision you’ve ever made? For one woman, it changed her direction in life, as you’ll learn with this Global Story

Welcome to “The Global Story,” a weekly glimpse into how God is at work through the global Body of Christ. This is Galen from Global Disciples.

Luiza said, “As a child, I believed I need professional training to have a good and stable life. Even after I accepted Christ, when I was 14, I believed this. I was in the church but I never wanted to invest my time or money in the work of God because I was investing them in my education and career.”

Growing up in Brazil, Luiza had a clear focus on what she wanted in life. And after marriage, graduation, and starting her career as a nutritionist, Luiza said, “I had reached so many of my goals but I realized something was missing.”

Luiza’s pastor had been trained by Global Disciples to direct a local discipleship-mission training program. As she listened to his stories, God began to stir her heart.

“After many conversations with God,” Luiza said, “and listening to my pastor, I made the best decision of my life!” She left her job to participate in the discipleship-mission training, and she found a new sense of joy and purpose in life.

And she happily discovered that God could use her experience as a nutritionist as she went to outreach in a poor community where help was needed!

Luiza reported, “The experiences I had with the mission training were tremendous. We prayed with people, showed the love of God, and even helped to establish a church. Things I never thought I could do. I spent so much time running after a profession. But God wants to use us and enables us at the right time. I am in love with missions and happy because I can use my profession for the Kingdom of God. Now I understand the verse about looking first for the Kingdom of God, and other things will be added to you.”

Luiza made a decision to be a disciple-maker, to follow the Lord in fulfilling His Great Commission. And she learned first-hand that God doesn’t waste our experience or training. He can use it even more than we ever imagined!

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