Could I Have A Mission In My Life To Fulfill?

Could I have a mission in my life to fulfill?

Isn’t just surviving a noble fight?

Could I have a mission in my life to fulfill?

Doesn’t everything that should be done, and everything that should be avoided, reduce to “women and children first,” species survival?

Could I have a mission in my life to fulfill?

Just because the “heroes of faith” mentioned in Hebrews 11 (Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, etc.) had a mission, does it necessarily follow that I have a mission?  Weren’t there countless people who lived during the days of these exemplary individuals, whose mission, if they had one, was unrecorded?

Could I have a mission in my life to fulfill?

Could my mission be where my deep gladness and world’s deep hunger meet?  (And should that phrase be banned from commencement speeches?)

Sovereign LORD, you alone know.

Step 33 “I have a mission in my life to fulfill” is the first appearance of the word “mission” in Steps to Knowledge.  The question “Could I have a mission in my life to fulfill?” is answered with an emphatic, full-throated “Yes!”  Not only do I have a mission, but I’ve had a mission all my life.  I had a mission before I was born, and that mission will be reviewed after I die.

I have had seasons in life where I believed I had a mission in life to fulfill.  I have also had seasons in life where I was fully persuaded that if I had a mission in life to fulfill, I had failed at it.  So I came to this step with a certain mixture of hope and regret.  As I did the practice of dwelling on the idea that I had a great mission in life, I got the idea that if I really did have a great mission in life, I would organize my life, my circumstances, my practices, my relationships, around the fulfillment of that mission.

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  1. I have come to realize while practicing Steps that this mission it talks about does not have to be anything momentous in terms of acknowledgment and acclaim by others, it does not have to be something others sit up and take notice of, it does not have to evoke awe and wonder, it can be as simple as just being in the presence of Knowledge and allowing that light to shine out into the world. Someone else, at least one other person, has to notice and be affected. My mission could be as simple as that.

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