Adveniat Regnum = Personal Mission
Adveniat Regnum = Kingdom Come in Latin
PART SIX OF SIX
This week, I have covered four points Paul taught us through Philippians 3:12-21: forget yesterday, hold true (don’t go back), how to walk the walk, and glory days are yet to come.
What does this mean for us? How can we apply it to our lives? I believe a life of pursuing Christ can be simplified to four things: loving God, loving others, looking for opportunities to share the gospel (which shows both love for God and others), and. finally, a personal mission.
What is a personal mission? It is not accident that you have the gifts and talents you have. God gave them to you to further His Kingdom.
We are to strive to use these for His purposes and His callings. Do you know the ultimate glory day? It is meeting Christ face to face and hearing the glorious words, “Well done good and faithful servant.”
I have a note written to myself in my planner. It reads, “If you were just judged by today, would you hear well done good and faithful servant?”
This is to remind me how much today matters. I am not to look back, other than to give God praise for what He has done; this is part of my testimony. I can look forward with anticipation, but today is the only place I can take action. Today is the only place I can pursue Christlikeness.
Perfection is not attainable in this life, but we should run the race towards perfection, the person of Jesus Christ. The prize is Jesus. The prize is to hear the best words I could ever hear, “Well done.”
I suggest this means a little something different for each of us. Only you can know your personal mission; the special call God has placed on your life.
Toby Mac has a song called Til the Day I Die. I heard an interview about the song and Toby said he wrote it because people kept asking him, “When are you going to hang it up? ” His answer was, “I am not, I will keep serving God until the day I die.”
There is no retirement in the Bible and there is certainly no retirement from the pursuit of Christlikeness. Or the mission God has given us.
What is God telling you to do? I urge you to prayerfully ask that question if you do not know. And if you do know and have not taken action, do not delay any longer.
I will share with you that I have felt a call to write for years now. I have procrastinated and procrastinated, which is disobedience. I will be honest; fear is the main culprit that has kept me from fulfilling this particular call. Anything short of obedience is disobedience, and I have been guilty of that until recently and have asked for forgiveness.
If you have a God-given, God-sized vision, something much larger than you, God can only be glorified through your obedience. Pray about it like it depends on God, but start working on it like it depends on you.
Henry Blackaby said, “He chose us, called us, and prepared us-But he didn’t do that for us to just sit there.” So what has God chosen you, called you, and prepared you or is preparing you to do? What has He given you that is bigger than you? What dreams has he given you? Pursue Him and pursue them because the end is near if your memories are greater than your dreams.
Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask and think, according to the power that works in us.” I love this phrase “exceedingly abundantly.” If God has planted a seed in your hear and its in His will, He will carry it out.
Oswald Chambers said, “You cannot do anything for your salvation, but you must do something to manifest it, you must work out what God has worked in……We have to exercise ourselves so that the Son of God may be manifested in our mortal flesh. God never has museums.” Don’t let your spiritual life be a museum. Don’t accept Christ as Savior and just wait to go to heaven.
We can be like Paul or we can be like Clarence (https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/cotidie.blog/576). Our testimony can be, “One day fifty years ago I was saved.” Our body and our works can be museums. Or we can say, like Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” We can have the abundant life here on earth as we wait for His return.
“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
Just for today, prayerfully seek out your personal mission.
Tune in tomorrow for Song of Sunday.