God's Mission for You
“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus- the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” -- Acts 20:24
Luke, who wrote the book of Acts was consistently striving to live a life that had absolutely nothing to do with himself; he was devoted to Christ and the mission of spreading the Good News as far as he possibly could. He believed that his life had no use or meaning unless He was fulfilling the plans God had for him. Paul sounds pretty great, right? Luke was simply a man who loved God and fell in love with the mission God gave to him, and in doing so, he has set an incredible example for what it looks like to bold and devoted. As competitors, we know that being devoted to our sport and to training well makes a huge difference in our performance and building strength in who we are as athletes.
When your coach gives you detailed instruction on how to become stronger in practice and gives you goals to work on for your next game, you know you have been given a mission--something to work on and work hard for. God, our Ultimate Coach, has also sent us on a mission. You have been given a mission that is a uniquely designed plan for your life by God, but you have also been given the mission God gives each of His children--the very same mission Luke was on. You were not created for yourself but for your Heavenly Father that loves you. Your mission is to be bold for God, stand up for Him, and share the love of Christ and His grace to the world.
So, forget about putting yourself first and put God at the forefront of your thoughts, actions, and words. Throw away the goals that put you, and only you, on a pedestal, and instead choose to put God on the throne and praise Him in your every triumph. Fix your eyes on Christ--your Ultimate Coach and His mission for you. Stand up and say “Yes!” to your mission for the Gospel of grace with passion and strength, and watch how God continues to guide you and bless you all along the way as you follow Him in obedience.
- Have you accepted God’s mission for your life to live for Him and share the Good News of the Gospel?
- Would you consider yourself as someone who lives boldly for Christ and answers God with enthusiastic obedience?
- What would it look like for you to say “Yes!” to God and His plan for you on a daily basis?
Proverbs 19:21; Jeremiah 29:11; Matthew 28:19-20
“Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me and taking care of me perfectly. Forgive me for putting myself before You and often ignoring the mission that You have placed over my life. I want to say ‘Yes!’ to the mission that You have given me. Help me to live boldly for You and bring You honor and praise each and every day. I love You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.”