In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.
John 17:18 MSG
A man without a mission is a man going nowhere. No man was created without a mission. A man’s mission is his life assignment. When a proper mission is formed, focus is generated.
In life, we see military men devote their lives for a course. When called to war, a soldier responds immediately and swiftly. To him, his country comes first before any other. Why? He is a man on a mission.
Ask yourself, “Why am I here?” The reason people waste their time and life is because they haven’t identified their reason for living. It is important that you identify the right course to live for.
In one of my recent posts, I shared with you how two young men (final year university students), after a service, walked into my office so many years ago to say that they had no idea what it is to discover purpose. Even though perplexed, it’s true that these were bold enough to open up about the subject. How about the many more persons out there who have no idea the reason they were created (including some who think they know)?
Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” But where there is a vision, the people are saved. Jesus Christ looked unto a vision. From the day He was born, He was focused; He knew where He was going in life – He knew what to and what not to do.
The reason you find people double minded and unstable in their ways is because they lack direction for their lives.
What is the reason for your existence? Whatever answer you give to this question will define the things you do, places you go and activities you indulge in because your vision defines your entire existence.
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
2 Corinthians 5:18 KJV
As believers, we have a common purpose for living—reconciling men to God. To achieve this however, God has given each one of us talents and skills to help us run in this course. Talents are inbuilt, but skills are built by us. We use built skills to maximise the inbuilt talents.
Regardless of who you are or what you do, if you’re not fulfilling 2 Corinthians 5:18, then there’s a malfunctioning somewhere. A Christian medical doctor, engineer, accountant, businessman, as the case may be, must use their uniqueness to foster the spread of the gospel and draw many to the knowledge of Christ – manifesting Him in Spirit and in all truthfulness.
When you live with the understanding that you need to fulfil your mission, you wouldn’t give room for time wasting—you will maintain focus in thinking, planning and strategizing and executing.
A man on a mission will:
1. Study in line with his potentials.
2. Rightly select the kind of friends he keeps. He chooses friends in line with his vision or those who can inspire him in his vision.
3. Allow his mission affect various areas of his life including how he dresses, talks, comports himself, and so on.
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Don’t lose sight of your mission. Make heaven pleased.
Pastor Preston Idoro.