What on Earth Am I Here For?
Have you ever written or thought about writing your life’s mission statement? If you had to share your purpose statement in 30 seconds, could you state it with great clarity? A couple of years ago, I completed the "Blueprint for Life" study in a small group. One of the study’s exercises was to create a personal mission statement. After many attempts, I adopted a verse from the book of Acts as my mission statement:
“I no longer consider my life as dear unto myself; only that I fulfill the mission and calling given to me by God.” Acts 20:24
In other words, I don’t want to live my life for my glory, but I want to live to make Him famous. I also believe that God has a specific mission for me and that I have been perfectly equipped for it. Just as I believe that God has a mission for me, I believe he has one for you too, and that you are perfectly equipped for it.
In his book, The Fulfillment Factor, Blueprint for Life CEO Mike Kendrick writes:
“Every day outside the entrance of my office building, a flurry of bees bops from one colorful flower to another to forage for nectar. According to blogger Tony Fuentes, ‘When a bee visits a flower… some of the flower’s pollen rubs off on the bee’s… fuzzy, little belly. The bee then moves on to another flower and some of the pollen on his belly is transferred to that flower. Without this simple act of pollination, plants wouldn’t give birth to seeds or fruit. Crops would fail and farmers would go bankrupt."
It’s incredible that God has given even the little bee a job to do. Tony adds the amazing fact that approximately every three mouthfuls of food we enjoy is the direct result of pollination done by our “fuzzy friends.” Let me ask you: Doesn’t it make logical sense that because God has a job for the tiny bee that He has a mission for you, the crown of His creation?
Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Prepared in advance. Before God spoke the Milky Way into existence, before the earth was placed on its axis, God planned you and He prepared you to do good works to glorify Him.”
Have you spent a lot of time wondering, “Why am I here?” “What does God want me to do with my life?” or “What’s my personal mission?” Life at its fullest is knowing why God created you and pursuing your personal mission from God. If you don’t know your specific mission, you should. Make a commitment to discover why God created you. This is my hope, prayer, encouragement, and challenge for you so that you can live a fulfilling life without regret.