Faith in God's Mission for You

Saturday, March 9, 2024


What’s your mission in life? Does your mission align with God's mission for you?

The word mission creates a mental picture for me, of a small desolate village thousands of miles away, filled with starving people. What comes to your mind when you hear the word mission? The word is used a lot in Christian circles although it is not in the Bible. Webster's describes mission as an important assignment, vocation or calling.  
Our lives are important. We all have a calling. We all have a personal mission. Seems like we are born "on a mission". Our original mission is made up of the things we want to accomplish for ourselves. Honestly, we usually chose these things based upon society or life in general. The things in our head we are taught or know to be right. Things like education, marriage, kids, good job, nice home, nice cars, etc. Our lists are long!

I went about my personal mission striving to obtain my mental list of things a nice southern girl is supposed to do. I was never taught to ask my Creator what he wanted my life to look like. At 19, when I accepted Christ as my Savior, a lot of changes happened in my life, including my desire to please God. God radically changed my heart when he saved me. He also changed my personal mission. God gradually changed my mission to his mission, my will to his will.

My outside didn't change appearance. My inside changed longings. I began to pray for God's guidance in EVERYTHING. Instead of buying a new car, I was like "God, can I buy a new car?". Will buying a new car please you or me? Every decision I made now included God. He knows the future. He knows what is best for me and my family.

God's Guidance changed my mission. My 'ah ha" moment came when I realized we ultimately all have the same mission. Our mission is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ! There is no other more important assignment for our lives than to accept Jesus and declare him to the entire world. Here, there and everywhere! We may not always do the Father’s will, but we can always share his Goodness!

I encourage to examine your mission in life. Is it personal or pure, gainly or Godly? Is God guiding your mission or are you the captain of your boat? Charting a course matters. Knowing your direction keeps one from becoming lost. Are you "on" mission?

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