It's a new day. A new month. A new YEAR. Guys, it's amazing, isn't it? Out of all the different times we could have been born into, God chose to place us in this one. 2017. We get to take part in this 2017 experience. Isn't it incredible?! We're all here for a purpose!
Sometimes finding out what God's purpose for each of us here is easy to find and sometimes it's not. But there is one purpose I know of for sure, that all of us are called to: to"go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15)
Does that mean that all of us are called to literally go travel to different countries of the world to tell others about Jesus? No, I don't think so. Are we all called to the mission field, though? Well... yes. Mexico and Africa aren't the only places with mission fields. If you think about it, everywhere we go is a potential mission field. We don't have to travel halfway across the world to get the chance to help out struggling people and tell them of God's love. Where you are right now is a part of "all the world", too. You have a mission field right where you are --- in your neighborhood, school, and even in your church.
So don't wait until you raise enough money to go to Mexico with your youth group to tell others about what amazing things God has done in your life and to help out others in need. You can do it right now, right where you are.
So, I challenge you, along with myself, to especially ask God this year for extra courage and boldness to tell others about the Good News of His Gospel. Because Jesus is coming back so soon, guys, and we don't want anyone to miss out on what is to come! It's gonna be so good!
Let's make 2017 our best year yet! Have a wonderfully purposeful New Year, everyone! :)
"This New Year I said, 'I have two choices: It's [going to be] a good year --- It's [going to be] a bad year.' [I decided] it's going to be a fantastic year." ~ Magnus Scheving