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.
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.”