I’ve lost track of how many people that I’ve encountered who think that life is just about being a christian, or a good citizen, or worse yet just getting by. One of those people was me.
People have said to my face that I was a waste of potential growing up, but I didn’t mind at all. In high school I had told people that I planned to be dead by thirty because nothing really mattered anyways. In the school yearbook, they have a section called ‘most likely to…’ ie. become a doctor, an actor, etc. my name was next to ‘most likely to live in a box’.
All that changed when God grabbed a hold of my soul.
second core value: Every person is called to be on mission
The good news of God always comes to us on its way to someone else. It must never be contained or possessed. The call of Jesus goes far beyond acceptance and heaven. Every follower of Jesus that remains on this earth continues to live and breathe for a reason. Every child of God is called to join the Father on His mission of sharing his heart and passion with the entire world. This mission is not only to the gifted or the elite, but is entrusted to every person regardless of ability. God believes in each one of us more than we could ever believe in Him. His mission is our mission.