Stand Firm/Love Well | What Jesus Showed Us | Your Mission
“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” John 17:18
“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to carry the message of hope and salvation to a lost and dying world.”
Our assignment did not come to us via cassette tape, but it is real just the same. It can also sound as impossible as those missions assigned to the IMF team. However, Jesus our Commander showed us how it’s done. He was sent by His Father to this planet to rescue human beings enslaved by their mortal enemy, Satan. He accepted His mission, carried it out to perfection, and then assembled a team to continue that mission. If you’re a Jesus follower, then you’re on His team.
Our instructions are to live every day in light of our mission, like Jesus did. He never squandered time, got sidetracked, or gave up when it got difficult. He stayed focused. Every action had a purpose. Living in light of our mission helps us to recognize distractions for what they are. We stop obsessing about things that won’t last and invest our lives in pursuits that further our mission. We are ambassadors to this planet from our Father the King. We’re here on assignment, to represent His kingdom and let the world know they can be a part of it. We serve faithfully and when our mission is finished, He’ll send for us.
Final Thought: Do you live every day in light of your mission? What would change if you did?
Prayer: Father, this would help me stay on track. I get so distracted by silly things and forget why I’m here. I recommit to the mission you’ve given me. May I be a good representative for your kingdom and fulfill my purpose. In Jesus’ name, Amen.