The idea of mission assumes many forms and definitions. A mission often relates to accomplishing specific tasks within a designated time frame. These tasks connect to military tactics, political advancements, corporate positioning, and religious direction.
The most important mission refers to the work of our God and His directives for those who follow Him. We often refer to this as the Great Co-mission. However, God’s mission goes back much further than the Gospel accounts.
God’s mission was established before the foundation of the world (Ep. 1:4), promised to Abraham (Gen. 12:1-4), prophesied concerning a descendant of David (2 Sam. 7:12), fulfilled in the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus (Mt. – Jn.), and directed through the apostles for the church (Mt. 28:19-20; Ep. 4:11-16).
Leaders play a significant role in the mission of God. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God instructed leadership. Specific individuals were directed by God to lead His people to a better place.
If our mission today does not align with His mission, then we need to refocus our purpose.