Just the word “mission” sounds adventuresome, doesn’t it? Life is meant to be a wonderful adventure, filled with meaning and purpose, but most people don’t know what their mission is in life. Do you? Practitioners of the soul believe that every human being has “telic” (purpose) questions embedded deep within the hearts. Questions like…
- Who am I?
- Who made me?
- Why am I here?
- Where am I going?
- How can I know?
Until you know the true answer to these questions there will always be a void in your heart. It was the great North African bishop Augustine of Hippo who once said, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” The good news is that God has answered these telic questions for us in His Word, the Bible. Jesus said, “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt.11:28).
The key to finding your mission in life and rest for your soul is simple: you must to come to Jesus. Have you? Will you? I know that some say that at the “right time” and at the “right place,” everyone will have their “come to Jesus” moment. But how do you know if that time has come for you? There is never a “right time” or a “right place”—so the moment you hear the Gospel invitation to come, come, dear friend, at that very moment! How?
Just as [you are], without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me.
And that Thou bid’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!
Just as [you are], and waiting not,
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.