What does being on mission mean to you? Most people would think you would have to pack up a suitcase, board a plane, and fly off to a foreign country to spread the gospel; and yes, that is a form of being on mission, but what if I told you that your mission field is right here at home? Being on mission is sharing the love you have for Jesus with other people who may not know Him and showing them what Jesus has done in your life. This fulfills God’s Purpose in our life, which is to bring honor to Him through evangelism. He loves us so we can go and love one another especially those who don’t know Jesus. Matthew 28:19-20 says “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” By now you’re probably thinking: “okay, I get it. We’re supposed to love one another and be on mission to make disciples. But why me? How can I show people Christ when I make so many mistakes?” Well, the truth is a lot of us have felt that way too. I have found it challenging to profess my faith to people that I knew desperately needed Jesus in their life: people I went to school with, people I worked with, or even the people I live with. However, Matthew 28 tells us that, in Jesus, we are good enough and are called to make disciples of ALL nations, including our friends, families, teammates, classmates, and even strangers. When we feel that we are too weak, or not good enough to disciple, or maybe even scared to openly express our faith, God is there to back us up and make us stronger. God uses us as His hands and feet to show the work the unconditional love, grace, and mercy He has for everyone. “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of Gods varied grace” (1 Peter 4:8-10).
I challenge you to create a top five, a list of five people you feel desperately need God in their lives. Pray for them, and Reach out to them so that you can show them Gods love. My prayer to you is that your relationships are intentional and that everyone that sees you, also sees someone who is on fire for God. “Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you” (John 20:21). Allow yourself to be sent, and glorify God by being on mission in your everyday life.