I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth. “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. —John 17:14-21 NLT
This passage from Jesus’ prayer before His crucifixion is a great worldview foundation. If we are ever uncertain of what God’s will is for our lives, this is a personal roadmap to get back home.
The 3 M’s found in Jesus’ prayer:
The Motive drives who we are.
The Message provides what we communicate.
The Mission provides what we do.
If lately you have been praying, “Lord, what do you want me to do?” or maybe you just need a reminder to shake off all the noise around you, His answer can be found here. Commit to the Scriptures behind these three M’s and life will likely start to make more sense.
Re-set. Re-start. Re-fresh.