Your One-of-a-kind Mission
By Rick Warren
“The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me — to tell people the Good News about God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24b NCV)
God gave you a mission, and it’s a mission only you can accomplish.
Nothing matters more than this mission.
The most important work in your life isn’t to get married, fund your retirement, travel, or have lots of fun. The most important thing you can ever do is to fulfill God’s mission for your life. If you don’t, the Bible says your life is a waste.
Acts 20:24 says, “The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me — to tell people the Good News about God’s grace” (NCV).
Jesus died on the cross to bring grace to you and to give you a mission. Part of your mission is to tell other people about the good news of God’s grace. You came to faith in Christ because someone told you about Jesus. Now who are you going to tell?
Jesus died for every single person in your community and around the world. Most people live their lives as if they’re totally unaware that Jesus died for them. If those people live and die without ever knowing what Jesus did for them, then his death was a waste in reference to that person.
Because God cares about every single person on the planet, we must too. Because God showed grace to us when he saved us, we must tell other people about the amazing grace of God. We must tell them that they can have a relationship with God and an eternal home in Heaven.
It’s our mission!
Talk It Over
- Why is God’s mission for your life so important?
- What keeps you from sharing the Gospel with others?
- Telling others about God’s grace isn’t the only mission of your life. What do you believe is the rest of the mission?
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The secret to being happy no matter what is looking at every experience and circumstance you face from God’s viewpoint. When you go through difficult times joy becomes a choice you make minute by minute. Written by Pastor Rick’s wife, Kay Warren, this Devotional book is the perfect tool to help you stay focused on God’s word and see things from His perspective. Each devotion begins with a much needed encouragement from Scripture, followed by Kay's wise words on how to live with joy. Each devotion ends with a short prayer to help bring you closer to the source of all joy—our loving God.
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