"The Mission"
(by Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)

9-18-03 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #258

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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

Yesterday (Wednesday), our Server was down. So Here's the “S.O.W. Seeds” Story of the week sent out on Thursday this week.

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Bob Perks

Story of the Week
"The Mission"
(by Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)

"I'm on a mission!" he told me.

"What is this mission?" I asked.

"To find what my purpose is in life," he replied.

"Have you been on this mission long?"

"I'm 56. I've been in search of it all of my life," he said.

"How sad!" I told him.

He was shocked to hear that from me. He stood speechless and confused. He knows I love to hear stories about people on a mission. I have a great admiration for those living life on purpose.

"Why would you say that?"

"My friend, you have spent a lifetime in search of your purpose. Obviously you believe you have not yet found it."

"No, I haven't."

"Then you have wasted your life!" I told him.

He abruptly sat down.

"Why would you think that?"

"You have spent a lifetime in search of what you already had. In an effort to discover some glorious mission, some grand plan for your life, you have missed it entirely, " I told him.

"What have I missed?"

"You!" I said emphatically. "God created each of us so uniquely, so precisely, that we are truly one of a kind. Genetically there is no one else like you. To make us even more unique, our personalities differ because of our life experiences. The people and places, the pains and powers of our lives make each of us unique."

"So what is my purpose?"

"Your purpose is to take each day granted you and apply everything you are to it. To blend into that 24 hours your uniqueness, your spirit, your personality, your genetic exclusivity, your unequaled, unmatched, even unprecedented and exceptional self, is in fact fulfilling the very mission God has assigned to you. Being fully you completes His plan for the world that day."

He sat quietly thinking about what I had told him. Then, rising suddenly, he turned to me and said, "Then I have a lot to do today, don't I?"

So do you!

The Prayer
Dear God,        
        My Mission is to find that part of You in Every One of my Earthly Brothers and Sisters. My Mission is to discover Everything about You that I may the better Love and Understand You. My Mission is to be more and more like You every day and in Every Way.

with Love,
Your Child

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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