What is the proper understanding of reaching your Jerusalem, Judea Samaria and the ends of the earth? Have we misused this passage to stay at home?
"Why would you want to go to Asia when there are so many needy people right around here?" So reasoned my non-Christian friend as I explained that I would be going to Thailand soon to do missions work. This was some years back, but I still remember watching the concerned expression on his face. He really thought he'd made a tremendous point.
When you let go of your security systems, you get free of anxiety and begin living in anticipation. Find significance in who you are in God. Let go of superficial ambitions for small-time recognition and acceptance. Join Abraham in being a blessing to the nations of earth. You may find yourself blessing others as a missionary. You may never leave your home, you may preach to thousands, you may touch your neighborhood with kindness. There's no larger life possible.