I don’t know a person that enjoys being disrupted. I’m not talking about when we speak (although that is annoying), I’m talking about our daily lives, our routines, what we do day to day. We work really hard at keeping our lives as normal as possible and that is a huge trap Satan has placed in front of us that we often fall into. However, I think I can make a case as followers of Christ who work hard at keeping their lives normal as possible are the most miserable people on the planet.
Normalcy is problematic as followers of Jesus. From the beginning of The Bible till the end, God was continuously disrupting people’s lives. We were not saved to be normal in this world. We were saved to be abnormal because this “world is not our home”. We are not meant to live here. Which means the more comfortable we try to live in this world the more miserable we become. We also limit our kingdom impact as we live for ourselves.
Nothing disrupts our lives like living on mission, however nothing is more fulfilling either. We are most fulfilled when we love God and follow His commandments. We have deep joy when we serve God and others. The less we think of ourselves and try to accumulate stuff, the greater joy we find. Therefore, what is it to live on mission?
The best definitions about living on mission comes from God’s Word. They are all throughout the Bible. Here is one of my favorites that keeps me focused: “And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.“ ”For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?“ Mark 8:34-37