MM4G-MY MISSION FOR GOD
PASSION + APTITUDE = CALLING
January 19, 2020
Last Sunday we pondered the assertion that we don’t go to Church…we are the Church! We are the hands, the feet, the voice of Christ in this world wherever we are, whenever we are attuned to someone in need of our Lord’s healing, hope-filled grace.
Yes, each of us, as the Church in the world, has a personal mission for God. So the question becomes “How do I know what my mission for God is?”
Well, it all begins with identifying our unique Calling – that which God intends for me to be and to do. And that can sometime involve a bit of trial and error!
From the pages of the Preacher’s Cheesiest Stories is the classic yarn about a young Indiana farmer named John who had grown quite bored with his life. One afternoon, while plowing the north 40, he gazed up in the sky and saw a peculiar cloud formation that spelled what appeared to be the letters GPC.
Now John was an extremely devout Christian fellow, and he interpreted this as a sign from God to Go Preach Christ. He immediately hopped down from his tractor and headed off to seminary to become a Baptist preacher. Upon graduation, he was called to his first congregation—a tiny rural Baptist church down in eastern Kentucky.
Poor John couldn’t preach a lick. The congregation soon was dwindling. The elders of the church had a meeting with John and informed him he had to leave. John protested, “But God called me to this! I saw it plain as day in the sky while I was plowing a field—clouds spelling GPC—Go Preach Christ!”
One of the wise elders said to John, “Did you ever consider God was calling you to Go Plant Corn?”
This morning I want us to explore how we might get a clearer understanding of our personal mission for God. It all begins when you…