Are You Mission Ready?

A born again child of God will go on many missions because Jesus Christ called us so that He can send us and use us for His kingdom. Jesus said to Nicodemus that a person who is born of the Spirit of God is like the wind, you don’t know where he’s coming from you don’t know where he’s going. That person himself does not even know where he is going next because he is led by the Spirit of God. That is why Jesus calls us to discipleship, and we have to be willing to give up everything, to leave everything behind, in order to follow Jesus and to complete the mission on which He sends us.

If we follow Jesus Christ and we serve Him as Master, if we are His true disciples, then He will send us on many missions, short missions, long missions. He will teach us, He will guide us and He will use us for His kingdom. He might tell us to go and see a certain person, to deliver a message, to go and pray for a specific person, to send somebody money, to encourage someone, to go and witness to a specific person. He might tell us to go to a different country, give up everything and go where He sends us, but we must be led by the Holy Spirit. We must know the Master’s voice. We must follow and obey Him and we must be willing to go where He sends us. We must obey Him or else we cannot do what He tells us to do, what He commands us to do, what He sends us to do.

If you read the book of Acts you will see that the Holy Spirit sent the disciples to various places, and they were not always received very well. Many of them were persecuted, they were killed, but they went because they obeyed the guidance of the Holy Spirit. If we follow Jesus and we serve Him, if we are truly His followers and His disciples, we will be like the wind. We will be used sent, guided, by the Holy Spirit. He will use us for His kingdom, but we have to be willing. We have to be available, we must obey and if we don’t do it we are useless for the kingdom of God. We must make ourselves available to Jesus, not to a church or an organization, because then you are working for the church, you’re working for the organization. You might be working for yourself, you might be on your own mission. If we are not led by the Holy Spirit, we will stand before Jesus and He will tell us that we were busy with dead works.

We can only do the will of God, we can only serve Jesus Christ, if we remain in Him, if we are led by the Holy Spirit, and we can only be led by the Holy Spirit if we obey Jesus Christ. We must turn away from sin from our own ways, our own desires and ambitions, and our ambition must be to follow Jesus Christ, to serve the kingdom of God and we must keep our eye on Jesus, stay faithful to Him, serve Him. Be available to him and go when He sends us, when he tells us to do something. That is how we serve the body of Christ by listening to the Head, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the head of the body and every individual live member takes his instructions from the Head, not from other people, not from each other each, and every disciple must seek the approval and the guidance of Jesus Christ Himself. If we start looking for the approval of other people and their acceptance then we are not seeking the approval of Jesus Christ.

We are called to serve Him, to bear fruit for His kingdom, but we have to be ready, available and willing to go on every mission that He sends us. Are we available for Jesus? Are we ready to go on the mission that He is calling us to do today?

May Jesus bless you.


About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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