June 30, 2022

Staying on Mission

Bill Wilson

So the Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit of leadership, and lay your hand on him

Numbers 27:18

Remembering the why, where, and when of the start of your ministry is always beneficial. A look back always reminds us of the amazing grace, guidance, and growth that has taken place in our life. It prompts us to pause and give thanks to the Lord for the way He has led our steps and given us opportunities as we have followed His lead.

No doubt this was Joshua’s experience when he stopped and remembered the day that Moses his mentor, affirmed God’s call and assignment for his life.

Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance."

Deuteronomy 31:7

This defining moment motivated Joshua to stay on mission and fulfill the chief assignment of his life. It brought courage, strength, and victory.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Maya Angelou


Here are five important practices that will help you stay on mission this summer.

  1. Pause and take a break from your normal routine and refocus on your God-given mission.
  2. Develop the habit of praying earnestly and expectantly about your future.
  3. Plan your calendar wisely and constructively to avoid wasting energy and time.
  4. Make ministering to people a priority.
  5. Pursue improving and sharpening your skills and gifts.

The rewards of staying on mission are numerous. Although some rewards are slow in developing, be encouraged, and stay on mission. God is working in and through you for His glory. Your story is still being written.

You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set.

Psalm 119:1-3

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