Thursday, July 11th, 2024

A few days ago God dropped a phrase in my spirit that I have been spending a lot of time pondering. I’ve been searching out the scriptures that confirm the phrase and also thinking about all the different aspects of life that it applies to. Here is what He said: “I have made you a mission-minded people.”

It’s a simple sentence, but that mission-minded phrase is music to my spirit and soul. Let’s start with a definition. Webster’s 1828 defines mission as “a being sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for transacting business; any number of persons appointed by authority to perform any service.” This is how and why we were created. God called each and every one of us into existence, gave us authority over darkness by Jesus’ death on the cross and has specific (already documented) plans for us to carry out. When we recognize our mission-mindedness, it has an automatic way of transforming each and every aspect of our lives into anything but ordinary.

That trip to the grocery store is no longer just for buying groceries, it could be for delivering a prophetic word, praying a prayer over the store or the people inside, or declaring scripture and opening up a portal to heaven. The time spent doing dishes or folding laundry is transformed from monotony to a worship filled encounter with the Creator of the Universe. That phone call we didn’t really want to make turns into a chance to encourage and pray with a brother or sister in Christ, or perhaps a blessing and encouragement for us.

Let’s look at a few scriptures. Proverbs 25:2:

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

John 15:15:

15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

2 Timothy 3:16-17:

16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

John 20:21:

21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

We have all been called and sent out on a unique journey. Everything that we need to know to complete our mission will be revealed at the exact moment we need it. Our mission will never be someone else’s mission and someone else’s mission can never be fulfilled by us. It’s ours to search out and walk out.

Final Thoughts…

One of the most important components of being mission-minded is our dependence upon every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. If we are going through this life murmuring and complaining or focusing on our own needs, we will never hear that still small voice encouraging us or giving us words with which to encourage others. Every time we get into the car or step into a store it’s a chance for some heavenly adventure or encounter that may change someone else’s life, or even our own. Your invitation to the mission-minded life awaits!