What is the mission of your life? What do you hope to accomplish over the course of your time here on earth? Never considered the question? I never considered it much either until one of those get-your-attention moments hit me between the eyes. I remember sitting on my couch many years ago and thinking about my own life. I was having success at work, my personal life was pretty good, and I had few responsibilities. Everything was clicking! Then, in that moment, I got this powerful sense that there has to be more to life than this. If this was it, then life didn’t seem to have much more to offer me. Well, if you have ever questioned the purpose of your life, then you and I are on the same page. What is this life all about?
My main source for wisdom and answers to life’s most challenging questions is the Bible. Over and over again I have found the pages of this book address the issues that are relevant today. Whether it is relationships, personal health, finances, big decisions, dealing with life’s challenges, or any other domain of life, the Bible offers powerful insight and unique examples to learn from. When it comes to the question of life purpose, I think Jesus offers the words and the example for each of us to consider.
Jesus came to earth with a clear mission; to save those who were lost (Matthew 18:11). When He finished His work on earth, He gave His disciples a challenge; Go make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). That is a shortened version of what He said, but it is the mission of anyone who chooses to surrender their life to Christ. Making disciples can sound intimidating, but the truth is if we follow the example of the early church, we can see them doing two things; telling others about Jesus, and showing others how to live like Jesus. The showing part is wrapped up in knowing what the Bible says about how to live, then being an example for others to see. To the degree we invest in the lives of others as we grow together in our faith we will realize the joy and purpose that comes with this mission. My prayer is that you are open to say yes to what God is calling you to do!