It’s about the mission of Christ to the world and our specific place within that mandate. Your place in it.
Mission is the single reason why your life’s purpose is different from most of the rest of the world. Christians are unique, in part, because of their intentional participation in the mission of Jesus Christ… The presupposition of this book is that we’ve had it wrong all this time.
A Christian’s entire life is the mission trip.
When we see the grand story of God’s mission to redeem, restore, and heal humanity, it’s a massive paradigm shift. We realize that life is not about us or what we want to do – and that’s a relief, because I’m already sick of myself. Life is about God and His glory and what He is doing. The more we get caught up in that reality, the more we are free to be who God is calling us to be.
The question “What should I do?” becomes “What is God doing?”
Throughout history God has worked through people rather than independent of people.
In Genesis 12, God called Abraham. He sent Abraham, and He blessed Abraham. God chose to bless all nations through Abraham. The process to bless others. Not because we are awesome, but because He is awesome.
The last thing we want to do then, by self-absorption or self-centeredness, is to become a clog in that flow… God blesses us so that we will do something with that blessing. So that we might bless others. He blessed Abraham and said, “So you shall be a blessing … and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
When we understand this truth, we live differently.
This simple principle is the foundation of how God works through humanity. The work is God’s work and the blessing is God’s blessing, but He delivers His blessings through you and me.
“God is love,” we read in 1 John 4:8, and such love must have an object, an action, and an opportunity.
It is the very nature of love to be others-centered.
Thanks John McHoul for recommending!