Living a Mission-Possible Life
Scripture gives us one shared, big-picture purpose: to glorify God. That means that as believers, we honor and serve God with our lives, our natural gifts, our resources, our bodies, our worship, and our decisions.
Now, glorifying God doesn’t necessarily mean you have to become a missionary or plant yourself on the other side of the world. Nor does it mean you have to sing worship songs during every waking hour (though if you feel a tug on your heart to do that, go for it!). But it does mean your big-picture purpose is to bring glory to God wherever you are.
Within that greater purpose of glorifying God, you find your purpose in what you do every day. Simply put, purpose is about being mission-driven in your ordinary life.
Living a mission-possible life means executing the good works God has already prepared for you to do. This is what Paul was talking about when he wrote, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
You can live a mission-possible life because of what Jesus did for you on the cross more than two thousand years ago. This kind of life is possible only because of the sacrifice He made and the power given to Him to trample over death. When you live mission possible, you live a life that counts because of what God has done and is doing through you.
When you get tired or overwhelmed or uncertain, don’t forget the moment God changed your life. Don’t forget the moment He challenged you to join the fight. The moment He called you to show His love to the world as no one else can.
If we truly believe in whose we are and know that people are hurting in a dark place, we must feel a sense of urgency to get to them and share with them faith, hope, and love. Does your life show a sense of urgency in what you believe?
If not, what might look different if it did?
What do Jesus’s death and resurrection have to do with your God-given mission today?