Thursday, April 11, 2013

What is the mission?

God is at work in the world, and He wants you to join Him. This is what we call mission. Mission is your service to unbelievers in the world. Ministry is your service to believers in the Body of Christ. God created you to accomplish both. Your mission gives your life meaning. What is this mission?
Jesus said "Go to the people of all nations and make them disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them everything I have told you."
That's your mission and that's my mission. We all have the same mission and this mission is mandatory, not optional! You may be unaware but the truth is that God holds you responsible for the unbelievers around you. This mission is not given just to Pastors but to every follower of Christ. In fact, the word "mission" comes from the Latin word for "sending". We are all sent out into the world as a representative of Jesus Christ.
What a privilege we have to work with God and represent Him to our sphere of influence. Not only does this mission have eternal significance for us but it impacts the eternal destiny of others. The magnitude of living out your mission will last forever.
If your neighbor, coworker, or friend had cancer or AIDs and you knew the cure, it would be criminal to withhold that lifesaving information. Even worse would be to keep secret the way to forgiveness, purpose, peace and eternal life. May we never forget how hopeless and lost people are without Jesus.
May I encourage you and you encourage me to be urgent about our mission. The clock is ticking down on your life mission, so don't delay another day. Get started on your mission of reaching out to others now! We have all of eternity to celebrate with those we've brought to Jesus, but we have only our lifetime in which to reach them. Invest your life in unbelievers now.
Right now.
God bless,

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