Recently I have been thinking about the life I live. We live in a world that wants us to fit in. To go with the flow, and to look like everyone else. But is that what we were made for? Were we created so that we could just fade into the woodwork? No. Our purpose as followers of Christ is to stand out. We need to shine our lights to the world, to show them that we have something different, and we’re not afraid to live crazy for Jesus. And part of that is just by working hard, doing “our thing,” whatever that may be, and doing it well, all to the glory of God.
Every time I think about this, the fire inside me that tells me to leave my mark on the world burns fiercer. I want to leave my mark on the world in ways that will inspire, bless, encourage, and challenge others. I want to do something big to change the world someday, but big must start somewhere. So I will strive to change the world a little bit everyday, whether through my photography, words of encouragement, time spent with the lonely, a smile here, a bear hug there, or a love letter to a stranger.
I want my passion for the gospel to burn so deeply that I will never be afraid to speak Christ’s name, and I will have not a care in the world what others will think of me. In everything I do, I want to do no less than my very best, as for the Lord. I want to develop and use the gifts I have been given to bless others. And I long to love others so well that when I am gone from this world, they would remember the mark I left on the world, but more than that, that they would say “I saw Christ in her.” All in all, I suppose you could say I just want to live an extraordinary life, living fully and loving freely everyday, all for the glory of God and the advancement of the gospel.
That’s my mission.