My Work, My Mission

What do I mean by, my work, my mission? My mission in life is to do everything the Lord wants and has planned for me to do. Is this always easy? No, but it is the best there is and it fits me perfectly. So, how does this fit into today’s society? Here’s how! MY WORK, MY MISSION!

John 6:29, “Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.’”

John 17:4, “I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

There was a time in my life that I thought the work of the Lord was becoming a pastor or being in full-time ministry. There was so much fear in my heart, that I became paralyzed and couldn’t focus on anything else. I had failed so miserably and now I only wanted to please Him. Graciously, He put others around me who could nurture me during this time. There are things that happen sometimes that tear us apart. I can testify, He is the One Who can heal broken hearts and bruised spirits.

Okay, so what is our work? 1 It means to believe in the One He has sent. That is really straight forward. It means to put our total trust and reliance for everything in Him. 2 It means to complete the work He gives us each individually to do. This is the one we will explore deeper.

As the Lord began to heal my wounds, I began to see a different view of what He wanted me to do with my life. I think sometimes we don’t understand what it is to lay down our lives so that we might live. We live in a society that seeks its own glory, power, and renown. With the Lord, we must lay down our pride. We must come to that place of knowing, deep inside, that we can do nothing without Him. We can think we know it, but until we actually get to the point of walking it, we truly don’t understand it. It is He who gives us the power, knowledge and understanding to do anything. If He simply backed off, we would be totally helpless.

My work is to do daily what He places in my path. Sometimes it is to go to a cafe with my wife and just be who we are. We reach out to others as the opportunity presents itself and usually this is just being friendly and encouraging others. Sometimes we listen to their stories without saying much at all. Other times, because of the listening we have done, we are able to share certain things. Sometimes I do contract work for individuals and small companies. Sometimes I work for another company. I believe that if we make ourselves available for whatever opportunity comes along, we can spread His love and encouragement to others. Sometimes this only involves planting a seed. Other times it is watering a seed that someone else planted and still other times it is reaping a harvest. I am learning how to be content in each situation.

I believe in helping others to succeed. If I am working for someone else, then my goal is to increase the worth of their company or being. I want to give much more than I receive. I like to see people smile and if you’ve read any of my other posts, you know this already. I have noticed that when someone smiles, for a brief moment their thoughts are focused on something good even if everything else around them is a chaotic mess. What can we give to someone today to help make their day a little easier and less stressful. What ever we do, we should do it with all of our hearts or we might need to ask ourselves if we are in the wrong place. I want to live my life to the full and who cares if someone else gets more than me, it will all work out in the end. You can’t out give the Lord. He gave… He gives… and He will continue to give…

I used to get all condemned when I would listen to certain evangelists say that I should be doing more. How many souls have you saved today? Thank the Lord that I’ve never saved any. It is up to Him to bring others to Himself and to save them. We are simply His ambassadors. It is much easier to live each day, one day at a time.

Where is my work and where is my mission? It is all around me, everyday. Yours is too. May we learn how to relax and be at peace. May we walk in His grace and love. May we have the courage to be different and reflect His light to a lost and dying world. There are many lost souls that attend churches every weekend. Many hear someone preach every week and never hear the real gospel. It isn’t about a building. It isn’t about another program or building project. It isn’t even about serving on some team or committee. It is about knowing Who He is. It is about walking with Him and being His friend. It is a personal relationship that becomes more real than anything else on this earth. It is knowing in your heart that you have found the part that fills the emptiness that was once in your being. It is knowing true love and being willing to die for that love. It is being free from fear and bondage and walking every day into ever increasing freedom and healing. It is a process. It is a journey. It is our destiny. It is our path. We can choose to finish the race set before us and gain the crown of life. Be encouraged. Encourage others. Take time to love and give.

Joseph James

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