What God’s Word Says About MISSION, Money and Marriage (Part 7)
Do You Have A Mission Statement for Your Life?
At first glance one might assume that this devotion is about Missions. Certainly, every church should have Missions as its priority. But the question posed to every person, regardless of status, station, profession, position, gender or generation is: WHAT IS THE MISSION OF YOUR LIFE? If churches and businesses have Mission Statements, how much more should a Christian have one. It is entirely possible to be a church attender YET, not have identified what the Mission of your life is. How easy it is to get caught up in living life, working, raising family, paying bills, taking vacations and before we know it, time and opportunity has slipped through our fingers, never to be recovered. Money and stuff can be replaced but, not time. So, what does God’s Word say about Mission?
First, it all begins with our acceptance of Jesus Christ and His shed blood as the payment for our sin….and, Jesus the Son of the Living God becomes our Savior. At that moment, everything changes. I Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whether therefore you eat, or drink or whatsoever you do, do all to the Glory of God”. As a Christian, we live our life to the glory of God. What we do…all we do, should bring glory and honor to God. The way we treat our spouse, raise our children, do our job and handle money is to be done in such a way as to honor God. Our Mission is to glorify God who loves us with an everlasting love. Jesus said in Matthew 6:33 that we are to “seek... FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness”. Part of our “life mission” is to keep Christ first.
Secondly, our Mission as a Christian is to be a witness for Christ, which requires intentionality. Jesus said, “Let your light SO SHINE before others that may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven”. The “Life Mission” of a Christian is to let the light of Christ in us, shine through us, in a dark world. It shines in the church and outside the church. It shines in our home, on the job and on the ballfield. We can’t be “Brother” Joe at church and “Swinging” Joe on the job.
Thirdly, God’s Word teaches us the importance of being good stewards of our opportunities. Stewardship is about managing, maintaining (preserving) and multiplying. God’s instruction to Adam was: “be fruitful and multiply”. As Christians, part of our mission in this life is to be productive and to multiply that which God entrusts to us.
So, we end where we began: Do You Have A Mission Statement for Your Life?