I’ve spent the last 21 years working in a primarily short-term missions organization, Youth With a Mission (YWAM). I’ve seen countless lives wrecked for the ordinary as they served others through missions.
This is the premise of Jeff Goins’ recent book.
Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into your Comfortable Life
The most powerful moment of the book came in Chapter 6 where Jeff essentially asks the following question:
Why does a “wrecked” experience so often lead to a future inability to commit?
This is a chapter everyone in my organization needs to read.
He begins the discussion with an attention grabbing statement. “An unchecked dissatisfaction with the status quo will lead to a reckless lifestyle of bouncing from one thrill-seeking adventure to the next with little commitment to a place or a person.”