What Is Your Life Mission?

What is your life mission? Have you ever contemplated it? More importantly, have you ever asked the Holy Spirit to guide you in completing His plan for you? As we travel along our life journey, it helps to pull over at occasional rest stops and ask ourselves, “Is what I am doing in life my mission? Is there more, or something different I should be focusing on?”

The answer often only comes through prayer and reflection. This is where God may surprise us. For instance, concealed in our daily lives, in the trials, obstacles, and victories we encounter, are little side tasks or challenges that we often think are unimportant; yet they may be more important to God than the things we might care most about, such as our career, or attaining X, Y, or Z.

Take an airline ticket agent, for example. She may have the following tasks: making announcements to help people board a plane, reviewing passports, adding frequent flyer miles into the computer, checking people in quickly and accurately, so they don’t miss their flights; and in her heart, she may long for the approval of her supervisor. The Lord undoubtedly wants her to be orderly and diligent in her work, and to learn the skills needed for it, but when she dies, she may learn that these tasks were not the most important part of her mission, that what most mattered to the Lord was the tone of her voice, her smiles, encouragement, humor, and her conveyance of a sense of peace and assurance to travelers and coworkers. Perhaps what mattered most to the Lord was that she prayed for everyone around her. She may find that what she focused on as most important, wasn’t important after all.

When we die, we will all go through a “life review”—our own personal judgment. We will see our lives like a movie, but this time, in the light of Truth. Wouldn’t it be a surprise, if during our review, we were shown that our jobs were just a means to a spiritual end.

“Oh, I see!” we will say. “I should have known! Now it makes so much sense why I had that job, or those people were in my life. I was supposed to have loved them, prayed for them, forgiven them, and helped them come to know Jesus Christ.”

Seeing our lives in the Spirit, through the gaze of eternity, will be a wake up call for all of us, and especially for those who have shunned God. We will be amazed at how we affected others and astonished over who we really are. Our every word, even our thoughts, affects others in ways we cannot even conceive.

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