ON A MISSION FROM GOD
If you are a follower of Jesus, then you and I are a little like Jake & Elwood from The Blues Brothers[i]. We are on a mission from God! Two guys had a deep sense of purpose in putting the band back together to save the Catholic home in which they were raised.
They braved great peril, rejection and risk because they had a sense that this was God’s work. What is your mission from God? Do you have an underlying purpose that propels you forward and determines the direction of your life?
I distinctly remember the difference in my life when I gave my goals to God and awaited His direction. I would never want to go back to the uncertainty of trying to develop a life plan on my own. If you are uncertain and unsure about your future, acknowledge your willingness to serve God and get ready to be led.
The 19th century Church of Scotland preacher Thomas Chalmers once said, ‘Every man is a missionary, now and forever, for good or for evil, whether he intends or designs it or not. He may be a blot radiating his dark influence outward to the very circumference of society, or he may be a blessing, spreading benediction over the length and breadth of the world. But a blank he cannot be: there are no moral blanks; there are no neutral characters.[ii]
How are you influencing the world around you? You are not a neutral character. When you become a follower of Jesus, you will be called to a life of spreading peace and light to the world. Your life is a response to proclaim the presence of God’s Kingdom and serve the world in that light.
[ii] Thomas Chalmers, http://www.tentmaker.org/Quotes/evangelismquotes.htm