4-Questions that Define your True Mission

By Artie Davis

True MissionWhat are you REALLY trying to do? What is your true mission…

 “Your true Mission – is what Motivates you”

What moves you? What gets you all excited when it really happens, when you see it coming into reality. Along the way there are several things we can use to test our heart. We may say one thing, but in reality be pursuing something totally different.

What Do I Measure?

What do you measure that gets you excited when it’s good, or it discourages you when it’s not quite what you wanted?

  • Attendance
  • Salvations
  • Baptisms
  • Service
  • Groups
  • Other_______________

Where is my Win?

This is different than measurement. This is more like the finishing of a race you have trained hard for, and you win it! What is gonna cause you to raise your hands and the do the “Victory Dance?”

  • Having the biggest church in town?
  • Replacing yourself?
  • Starting a new Campus or Church?
  • Quitting?
  • Seeing your “haters” go away?

Who’s Next?

“When a student is fully trained he will be like his teacher.” We must train, love and multiply others than can do what we have been doing, and do it better! Jesus had that mind-set, and that’s what He did…”Greater things will you do.”

  • Who’s going to carry this on?
  • Who am I teaching to do what I do?
  • How many am I helping to get where I am…1?, 3? 12?
  • Do I really want those that come after me, to do it better than me?

When am I Finished?

Finished? Yeah, finished. Not entirely, but at least that “big vision” that calling that has consumed you for a period of time. When do you know you have crossed over and conquered the land? Yes, even the worst or best adventures must come to an end.

  • Have I spent enough time with God to hear the full plan?
  • Do I have written goals?
  • Do I have the “John” mindset. “I must decrease, and he must increase” (Your successor)
  • When “This” is finished. How do I plan to “Finish well.”
These are some tough questions. Some of you may be to young (or you just think you are), to consider such questions. Let me assure you, no matter where, who, what or when you start and finish. There is always the next race God has for you.
Make sure you know your true Mission now, finish it well. Or you may never make it to the next one!
What is the hardest question for you to answer where you are RIGHT NOW?

Artie Davis

Artie Davis wears a lot of hats and leads a lot of people. He's Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in Orangeburg, SC. He heads the Comb Network and the Sticks Conference. He speaks and writes about leadership, ministry, church-planting, and cultural diversity in the church. You can find his blog at ArtieDavis.com or catch him on Twitter @artiedavis.