The journey of figuring out what my purpose and mission are has felt like torment. I was terrified to figure out what they were because I was terrified to learn I had wasted my life. If I had wasted my life and I had to relearn or grasp something I did not understand, it felt like a uphill battle. One I did not know if it was worth climbing. We have climbed so many hills I had no idea if I could climb another one.
Then through a series of events orchestrated by God the painful delivery of my purpose and mission was birthed. I say birthed because it went through the delivery process of the first uncomfortable onset of contractions, to stronger, take your breath away pain, and then the need to get this thing out in the open once and for all. Crying out to the Lord for deliverance.
When I realized what my mission was it then occurred to me my purpose would always trump my mission. My purpose is that I honor and glorify God. In a previous post I shared how I did not want to put any action on my part in regard to my purpose. I did not want to set the tone for myself that I could determine my worth through any action, words or thoughts on my own. I honor and glorify God because he created me and through Jesus has saved my soul to redeem me to allow me to have a relationship with him. I benefit from from his grace and mercy, but I did nothing but accept his free gift.
I want to set a mental precedence that I am free from the grind of finding my self worth, earning my salvation or driving myself towards an invisible something I could not obtain. I can and have obtained my salvation through Jesus Christ’s blood. I am a child of God because I have confessed with my mouth Jesus is Lord and call him the Lord of my life. It has nothing to do with my mission, gifts or talents.
My mission then becomes my outward expression of love for God to a fallen and hurting world. My gifts and talents become the ways I use my hands, feet, words and life to share the freedom Jesus gives freely. Yet, they are not the thing that saves me nor are they the things from which I get my worth. I am set free from the worth man puts on me, I am free from the whip to work so hard I drive myself into the ground. I am set free to be guided by God my father in the direction and plans he has for my life.
My job then is to say Lord I am willing, do what you will with me. Give me your wisdom, bring the clients, friends and others you want to hear the message you have for them through me.
What is my mission? I’m glad you asked!
It is mentoring/coaching families, communities and businesses through conflict. Helping both sides to understand and see the best in one another. Inspiring truthful evaluation into leaders and inspiring emotionally, healthy environments.
May you experience the life giving message of Jesus Christ and I pray you are set free from your expectations and the expectations of others. May you discover when our purpose is rooted in Jesus, when life becomes about the savior being our beginning and end result, I am free to truly tackle whatever comes my way.