If we’re serious about discovering and fulfilling our God-intended mission in this urgent time of mercy, here are a few questions we can ask ourselves to see if we’re on the right track:
1. What headlines, tragedies, or crisis situations compel me to anger, feelings of discomfort in my abundance, or deep compassion?
2. When do I feel most content, peaceful, and fulfilled? Does everyone have access to these types of situations?
3. God speaks and provides direction in a still, small voice. How much time am I spending in complete silence these days?
4. What is one service, work, or volunteer opportunity sticks out most in my life as a monumental or life changing experience? What impact did this have on me at the time? What impact does this have on my life now?
5. What talents, gifts, skills, resources, privileges, knowledge, and abilities do I have that can make life better for people affected by the headlines, tragedies, or crisis situations mentioned in question 1?
6. In my daily life, when do I come in contact with people in deep spiritual, emotional, or physical need? What is my reaction to these situations? Am I helping to bear another’s burden? In what ways? How might I be able to better respond to these people and their needs in the future?
7. What can or should I do to intentionally come into contact with and to be hospitable to people in deep need, particularly to those who may be in moral danger?
8. What can I provide to the world that perhaps no one else can? Am I staying silent and comfortable instead of speaking out about any important issues that deserve to be addressed?
9. How can my life and lifestyle help the world see and come to know the mercy and love of God?
10. What am I willing to renounce for the sake of the Kingdom? In other words, what could or should I part with in life so I can better direct my attention to fulfilling God’s plans?
On Sunday this blog will rest. But check back on Monday, when I’ll be sharing more about how my family discovered our mission, and how you can start to fulfill yours.
Until then, let’s go and live mercifully!
– Kaitlyn Clare Mason