There are missions to serve God, and there is mission, a personal commitment to God for people who answer His call. How do you know which one is for you? This makes the ultimate difference between a person with a fulfilled or unfulfilled future. Mission makes a personal commitment to God to serve Him through Missions, the scope of which encompasses the entire world, based on God’s call to every heart.
Mission – Is it for Me? How can I be sure that Mission is really for Me? What does God want me to do? Where should I go and what should I do? What preparation do I need? God guides us through a Bible verse or through circumstances with a poignant ‘tug in our heart’ about a particular person or situation.
The aim of Missions is to make Christ’s salvation known to everyone. It is all about His saving grace, a distinctive, spiritual and unique aim, affirming that all people need to have their sins washed and cleansed in the Blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. Our commission is to the mission field of the world, to all nations, to all people. The responsibility of missions lies with every member of the body of Christ. Any talent, ability and occupational skills can be used as an integral part of missions and mission work.
The command of Christ is a unique, personal and individual call to each person. “Go in My Name, and because you believe, others will know that I live.” When God calls us to His Kingdom’s service, He calls us personally by name into the glorious task of saving people for Christ, as part of His unique plan for the evangelization of the whole world. God’s vision is a world vision and He wants us to share in it. The Lord issues a clarion call to His people to get involved in world missions. Come and serve Christ and His cause. He waits for you with His heart of love.
Missionaries are God’s people, specially selected, chosen and marked out to serve in missions to build up His Kingdom. The love of Christ compels missionaries to serve God in missions, through unselfish lives of service, wholeheartedly serving others to please Jesus Christ and see His smile of approval.
Every person who serves Christ with passionate zeal, selfless commitment and a heart dedicated to His service is a missionary, some in full-time service and others in part-time service. All work to serve Him faithfully, with a single-minded vision , for His honor and glory. God rewards all who serve Him from His heart of love.
Missionaries are ambassadors for Christ, official representatives of the Kingdom of God, to show Christ to His people. Missionaries serve actively in missions to obey Christ’s command “to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all nations”, with a burning passion for souls, striving to establish Christians in the truth, constrained by Christ’s love to serve Him and feed His sheep, accepting God’s will wholeheartedly for their lives.
A missionary must be born again, willing to bear the cross, bold to preach the Gospel, zealous for His Master and putting Him first. Missionaries wait upon the Lord to reveal His will in their lives and obey it at any cost. “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God” – Luke 9:62.
Missions is about world evangelization, a global task that requires a unique world vision. Every Christian is a missionary and a watchman for Christ. God’s marching orders must be obeyed instantly, His divine commands carried out faithfully. Each one of us has an important part to play in world evangelization. Every born-again Christian can serve Christ as a missionary.
Look around you and do the very first task for Christ that needs to be done. There is always something to do for Christ and His cause. The world waits with bated breath for you to do your part in world missions. Heed the mission call. Be a missionary. Open doors wait for you to enter. Allow God to open closed doors in His time. Complete the task assigned to you in your time.
Either go to the mission field or hold the rope for someone to join the bucket brigade to fight the fires of sin. Either fill up the buckets to throw water on the fire or pass the bucket down the line of spiritual firefighters. Stand in the frontline of missions or join the bucket brigade to fight the fiery, flaming fires of sin. Every Christian is a missionary for Christ.
Jesus gave us only one task – world evangelization. Those were His instructions and His orders, the one thing and the only thing left undone. Christ wants to establish His kingdom on earth but He waits for us to complete our unique task of world evangelization. How long will we keep Him waiting? Have you played your part in world evangelization? Go and do your part. Either go yourself, send someone else or send your words where you cannot go. hear and be saved. A missionary must preach for a sinner to be saved. Be the missionary or send a missionary. Complete the task at hand.
The most important work of the hour is to fulfill our Lord’s last orders. Jesus issued His marching orders. We are His army of soldiers, ready to obey His commands at a moment’s notice. “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every person” – (Mark 16:15). This is the call to missions. Missionaries, arise and go! Hear the wake-up call. Your time is now. Tomorrow might be too late!
To those who heard God’s call, give yourself, your time, your money and your possessions to missions and to the causes around you. We have but one great task of world evangelization. If Christ is to reign in His Kingdom, we must complete the task at hand. He counts on us to do it. All God asks of you is to complete your assigned task in your generation. It is the one and only task Christ left His Church to do. You are the Church of Christ, bought with His blood. Arise for Christ!
Go out and follow the vision. Go where no one else has gone before. Do what only you can do, called for such a time as this. You, too, can be a pioneer. “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses to the ends of the earth” – (Acts 1:8). Complete the unfinished task of winning souls to Christ. “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life” – (John 3:16). God gave Heaven’s best when He gave up His only Son. What have you given for Christ? Is He not worth your very best? God’s only Son was a missionary. He died for you, to save you from your sins and give you a new life.