While growing up, like most boys, I would play secret agent. I’d imagine being assigned a special mission (which I always chose to accept!) that required fancy gadgets, fighting evil, and cool uniforms. The thrill of danger, intrigue and adventure excited me. Well, as I grew in my faith as a Christ follower, I realized that I’m also on a real-life mission. My ultimate mission is to glorify God by seeking His kingdom first and to make disciples.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
To be honest, sometimes I can get distracted from my life’s mission by material things, the “stuff” that can get in the way of what’s really important. Another type of earthly distraction can be focusing too much on accomplishments. Or even getting lazy in my personal time with God in study, prayer and renewal! All of these things have the possibility to get in the way of the mission that God’s called us to.
You and I were created for the mission of God. When our lives are over, we want God to look back and know that we’ve completed the mission that He had for us. You and I were created for His mission. Our skills/gifts were created for His mission. Our singleness/marriage was created for His mission. Our family was created for His mission. And since all we are and do is devoted to His mission, we must live that way! “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)
We have a mission to make disciples, to make Heaven more populated! It’s time that we re-center our lives on living out that mission of God. Will you join me this summer in asking Him to refocus our lives back onto this mission? Then ask yourself, “What steps do I need to take to live out God’s mission in my day-to-day life?”