This is week 3 of 6 for my Take Me to Church Series. That means we are half way through. If you’ve enjoyed it, it’s flown by. If you’re over it, we’re almost done. Like I mentioned in my first post. This is something that I felt I was supposed to do and if at least one person has benefited from it then it’s a success since the whole purpose of my blog is to help and bring hope.
This weeks focus is on finding your mission. I have tried to write a mission statement on a number of occasions and I never quit feel like it’s grand enough. Although, each time I write it the words may change a bit but the purpose pretty much stays the same.
Here is the formula I try to use…to + a verb + an outcome = a mission.
I believe that we were all put here for a purpose. There are no accidents. Each of us were born with certain passions and desires to help us achieve our mission.
The hard part is really listening to yourself and figuring them out. I don’t know about you but sometimes I feel like there is nothing I’m especially good at but there are lost of little things I’m ok at. I think that’s the lie
When I get intimidated about my mission or my purpose in life. I have to just stop and say, “might as well be me!”
You’re not ordinary, you have specific DNA, you are the only you!!
Now for the good part. Onto this weeks message outline and video (scroll down). I sincerely hope that you read/watch and know that you matter, your voice needs to be heard and there is no one else like you!
” . . . live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”(Eph 4:1)
A Meaningful Mission:
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24)
- Is not a scheme.
“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that
prevails.” (Prov 19:21 NIV) Is not a quick fix.
- Is not a goal.
- Is not a destination.
- Is not accomplished alone.
Testing Your Mission:
- Does it honor God?
“We are not our own bosses to live or die as we ourselves might choose. Living or dying we follow the Lord. Either way we are his. Christ died and rose again for this very purpose, so that he can be our Lord both while we live and when we die.” (Rom 14 TLB)
- Does it help people?
- Am I good at it?
“God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings. Are you called to preach? Then preach as though God himself were speaking through you. Are you called to help others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies so that God will be glorified through Jesus Christ–to him be glory and power forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Pet 4:10-11 TLB)
- Does it energize me?
- Do people affirm me in it?
- Does it stretch me?
- Does it sustain me?
- Does it maximize my efforts?
“For I owe a great debt to you and to everyone else, both to civilized people and uncivilized alike; yes, to the educated and uneducated alike. So, to the fullest extent of my ability, I am ready to come also to you in Rome to preach God’s Good News. For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is God’s powerful method of bringing all who believe it to heaven. This message was preached first to the Jews alone, but now everyone is invited to come to God in this same way.”
(Rom 1 TLB)
- Does it require divine intervention?
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Heb 11:6 NIV)