I have found that the topic of fulfillment is subject that covers a broad variety of levels depending on your personal preferences. Many people are perfectly happy going through the daily grind, working their 8 to 5 job, going home, having dinner, watching the latest show on TV and then off to bed to start over again. You may be one of the people that has a similar routine. The question is are you happy and fulfilled doing this, or are you just going through the motions?
Fulfillment is not about complacency, its about waking up each day excited about what it to come and the impact that you can make on those around you. So what gets you excited? Is it time with the family? Could it be when you are doing things for others? What about being with the kids and helping to develop them into solid citizens in the future? The only person that really knows what it will take to fulfill you desires is you.
Many years ago, my family joined me in a trip to Africa. Yes, it was a time of apprehension and excitement for them. Let's face it, you are leaving your comfort zone to go into unfamiliar territory. The experience was phenomenal as they all caught the passion for service and an appreciation for the world that they live. This was also a time that changed their perspective on what is important in their lives. Today, its not about them, but about what can we do to help others. It's a major change, but one that fulfills them in a way that they would have never even known had they not taken the chance to go and see the impact they can make.
I would encourage anyone that is reading this to take a step back and take and assessment on where you are in your life. Are you just going through the motions? Are you willing to take the chance to step out of your comfort zone to learn about the world outside? I have yet to meet anyone that has taken this leap of faith that did not come back a different and more enriched person. This does not mean you will become a missionary in the field for life, but you will become a person with a newly lit passion for service. You can help others right where you are today. You can also engage with MMI in a variety of ways that can make a life changing impact on others half a world away. Why not give it a shot?