What is the mission of the church – and what is your mission in life? Are they the same? If you are a born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ then you must understand that there is only one mission from God and it rests square upon your shoulders and mine.
With all that transpires in our world, with the political, societal and spiritual upheavals that rattle our sense of stability, there is a real need to rediscover the mission of the church. And that mission is: DISCIPLESHIP.
Are you up to it? Will you take God at His word and believe that you have a purpose far more profound than any worldly endeavor? There are four qualities that you must see and experience to accomplish the mission of God.
The Mission has Divine Power
We fail when we strive in our own power and strength to accomplish the mission of God. No matter how great our desire, we have no authority to do anything on our own. We must go in the name of Jesus – living out God’s mission in His power.
The Mission has Highest Priority
What gets in the way? We go though life with our eyes fixed upon those things that are priorities. But, do you view all things in life as a means to accomplish the mission of God? It is “as you go” make disciples. This mission must be accomplished along the ways of life.
The Mission has a Real Purpose
Every mission has a purpose. Often the sense of restlessness in the lives of God’s people is due to the absence of the sense of a real purpose in what they do. Simply navigating through life in aimless disarray is tantamount to abandoning the mission.
The Mission has the Divine Presence
We’ve come full circle. Where the mission cannot be accomplished without the power of God, the mission will be accompanied by the presence of God. Do you experience the Divine presence? If not, perhaps you’re not on mission. God will not follow you – He calls you to follow Him.
As we read in Scripture - "As the FAther sent me, I am sending you" (John 20:21). Never forget - you are on mission for God.