When you wake up, what do your goals for the day look like?
Many of us have goals we work hard to complete so we can mark them off our list each day; career minded people have different goals than a stay at home mom, a student has different goals each day than a retiree.
Some people aren’t just interested in fishing their goals for the day; they’re on a mission!
The Blues Brothers coined the phrase “We’re on a mission from God!” which has widely been accepted as a phrase people use when they are filled with incredible determination to see something accomplished, regardless of what it may take.
Are you on a mission in your life? What is driving you? What is the singularly most important goal in your life?
I only ask because when Jesus came to earth he came, as did the Blues Brothers, on a mission from God. In fact, he expresses in chapter six of the Gospel of John that while he was on earth he had no intention fulfilling his own desires or wishes, only the will of the Father.
Logic demands that we consider Jesus’ words, “a servant ism’t greater than his Master” (John 15:20) therefore if our Master determined in His heart to follow the will of His Father, shouldn’t we determine to follow in His steps and make His mission our mission?
Our mission and Jesus’ mission should look identical!
If Jesus was emphatic about us being a people who loved others….
I’m just suggesting that hate shouldn’t even have a seat in our mental dining table. If Jesus blatantly told us to make disciples of everyone we meet, I’m thinking that we should be much more prepared to love people, build a relationship with them and lead them to Jesus.
What might a goal list look like that makes Jesus’ mission OUR mission? Oddly normal, just your motivation for your actions will have changed.
- Go to the work (get there early so I can build relationships)
- Grab dinner at a fast food (Go inside so I can have a chance to chat with someone)
- call Bob (develop that friendship – maybe lead him to Jesus)
- Finish “Gotham” (so I can have something fun to break the ice with Larry who loves Gotham)
Our seemingly mundane and terribly normal activities are suddenly transformed into spectacular spiritual service when it is motivated out of love for Jesus and love for the people for whom He died; when His mission becomes our mission life explodes with purpose we’ve never experienced!
Are you on a mission from God?