Feb 15, 2011
Both Christians and churches share a common purpose: to glorify God. We also share the common mission in accomplishing that purpose: the great commission (Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.). The great temptation for all of us is to get distracted and miss our mission. As churches we often get distracted with programs, fellowships, funding and buildings. All of these things are good, but if they aren’t a part of the great commission mission they are vanity. As Christians we get busy with life, friends, church, programs and any number of things. All these are well and good, but we must not get distracted from our primary mission.
I guess I am challenged today. I must look at my life and ask if I am on task in accomplishing my mission and in turn fulfilling my purpose, or am I living from distraction to distraction. I must look at my leading of God’s church and ask are we accomplishing our great mission and fulfilling our purpose, or are we wasting time moving from distraction to distraction. How about you? What about your church?