As little children we believe we are designed for a unique mission. Why else would you strap on a cape and jump off your parents’ roof? What else would make you believe you can save every kitten in the neighborhood by setting up a cardboard booth on the street corner and find new feline owners? When we are small, we believe we can accomplish something great because it’s innate.
God made us for a mission.
This really shouldn’t be a surprise because we have in us the breath of the God who made the moon, the stars, Betelgeuse, and kittens—and like Him we have the desire to create and accomplish.
God created you to complete a mission for Him. He made you to do something for Him.
Maybe you are thinking, That sounds great, Mike, but I don’t think God has a personal mission for me. Maybe you have heard people say that they are “called” to a particular mission and you have wondered, What am I “called” to do?
Let’s take a look at one of God’s smallest creatures for an inspiring reminder that we have all been made for mission.
Every day outside the entrance of my office building, a flurry of bees bop from one colorful flower to another to forage for nectar. According to blogger Tony Fuentes, “When a bee visits a flower…some of the flower’s pollen rubs off on the bee’s…fuzzy, little belly. The bee then moves on to another flower and some of the pollen on his belly is transferred to that flower. Without this simple act of pollination, plants wouldn’t give birth to seeds or fruit. Crops would fail and farmers would go bankrupt.”
It’s incredible that God has given even the little bee a job to do. Tony adds the amazing fact that approximately every three mouthfuls of food we enjoy is the direct result of pollination done by our “fuzzy, black and yellow, jumpsuit-wearing friends.”
Let me ask you: Doesn’t it make logical sense that because God has a job for the tiny bee that He has a mission for you, the crown of His creation?
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Prepared in advance. Before God spoke the Milky Way into existence, before Betelgeuse, before the earth was placed on its axis, God planned you and He prepared you to do good works which support His Master Plan.
Friend, before the foundation of the world, you were designed by Him and for Him. You have a mission.