“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”John 1:14
We all set goals and for some of us, we are very well versed and good at setting ‘SMART’ (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound) goals.
In other words, many of us are very ‘mission-minded’, which in fact, is a good thing.
It helps one stay focused, committed and disciplined.
The problem is that some of us might be on a wrong ‘mission’ or even so, thinking that he/she is on a right mission but not truly embracing our God-given purpose and destiny.
What is our mission in life?
It is not a trick question.
The answer is found in Matthew 28 – The Great Commission.
Jesus has given each of us a mission and His role was to model for us how to live missionally just like how He did for the time that He has on earth.
Jesus literally left His Father’s House in heaven, begotten from the Father and came down humbly to earth on a mission like no other.
His mission was clear and specific.
He was here to do His Father’s will and not His own.
He knew his short term goals and long term goals too.
It was measurable.
He measured it by His level of obedience, which is complete and immediate.
He understood that He has to grow in wisdom and statue, and also to grow in favour with men and with God.
He used parables to teach the people, did miracles to draw the hearts of the people to God and stayed relevant to minister to each one he came across.
He knew how much time He had on earth before He uttered ‘It is finished”.
God came to us so that we can choose Him.
He came wrapped in flesh and tabernacled with us so that one day, He will accomplished His mission on that cross to save humanity.
In everything that He did on earth, He made sure that it was to help Him accomplish His mission eventually.
He intentionally ran His race missionally!
What about you?
- What is the greater mission that you have in your life?
- How can you live your life more ‘missionally’?
- What do you think is your role in the ‘Great Commission’ in relation to your:
- Sphere of influence?