"Living a powerful missional life isn't about you - it's about those who haven't heard the Good News of Christ yet!"
What do you think about that statement? Haven't we always been taught that this is your life so you better make sure it what you want? Most of the world has a very self-centered view point when it comes to living their lives. They are looking for a life that will means something to them and will benefit them!
But I'm here to share with you that living a powerful missional life isn't about you and what you get out of it but it's about the other guy and what you can do for him!
Missional Living is about sacrifice; about doing without; and putting aside you own personal desires in order to both please God and benefit those that are still lost in spiritual darkness. Missional Living is a lifestyle of self-sacrifice where you are willing to loose yourself - so others can find not themselves but in order for them to find Christ.
Jesus said that anyone who wishes to be great in God's Kingdom must first learn to become the servant of all. So, I guess another way of looking at missional living is to look at it as a servant lifestyle where we are here to serves those who still need to find Christ and place their trust in him.
But here's the irony of this whole thought. There's no other way to find your life unless you are willing to first loose your life; you can't truly live unless you first die to self; personal satisfaction doesn't come from being a benefit to yourself but by first being a help to others.
Let the words of Christ resonate in your thoughts and heart as you contemplate missional philosophy of living.
"And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. “For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels." Luke 9:23-26