by Randy Chambers, 2014-08-04
1 Peter 4:7, NIV: The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear
minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.
I awoke with a single question on my mind: If my life’s mission was truly
centered upon leading lost souls to Christ, and helping Christians to know Him
better, what would my life look like? How would it change my day? What would it
require of me, and what would I need to give up? Such questions often lead us
down paths that take us out of our comfort zone. With such questions, our very
way of life can be threatened. Reasons and excuses flood our minds. We are
afraid we may have to give up something we enjoy, or go somewhere God leads that
may take us through difficult times. Once we are able to “throw aside everything
that hinders,” then we are able to “run with perseverance.” When my life’s
mission is staked in making a living, my center and beneficiary is I. A Christ
focused life leads us to use what God has given us in effort to benefit others.
If our mission were centered upon others, what would that truly look like?