If you’re thinking of taking the One Year Challenge, you may be going to a place where the culture is different, or perhaps even opposite in some ways. It is important to do the work in learning how to cross cultures. The gospel is not divided by these lines. At our roots, people are the same, but connecting takes some surface-mid level work.
Life to the full in Christ is full of the Spirit. See what good things God has in store for us when we remain in him. There are seasons, and such blessings as these often come with challenges and hard seasons, but the fruit they bear is worth it.
Okay, I must admit I could’t omit the easy Star Wars reference. People, and I mean almost everyone born before the late 1990’s has been tossing around the word “millenials” in some negative light. But that’s not how millenials see themselves, and it is not how millenials ought to be defined, especially in The Kingdom.
There are a lot of motivators to make the most of our lives, of every opportunity. But there really is not motivator like love, and the perfect example we have of love.
To the millenials! If you’re thinking of taking the One Year Challenge, you will need these qualities, hard working, social influencer, and being able to hustle, but in increasing quantity you will need great faith. A generation for God needs leaders, needs examples of faith and commitment.
Taking the One Year Challenge may affect your career plan or path, it may mean new challenges in adjusting after a year or more of service. However, the work-world we live in is changing, different skills and perspectives are valued.
More than we can trust expert predictions about what to expect, we need to have faith that God will deliver on his promises, to provide our needs, and more importantly to deliver us from sin. There is nothing on earth worth holding onto more than this.
If you’re thinking of taking the One Year Challenge, its important to count the cost, but also the value.
28 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!” 29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”
Every year, the Bible is the most sold and read book in the World. Look carefully and you’ll see the graph doesn’t start from the book shelf, but from the top of most of the books. You might look at this and have a sigh of relief, but there are so many that don’t have this book, and more that don’t understand it. We need to be teachers, trainers and goers!
If you’re thinking of taking the One Year Challenge, chances are you a part of the 17%, sadly there is an even smaller percentage in that 17% that is living it out. Let’s strive to be different, to be set apart. Take some time to consider and meditate on Christ’s commission.
The Great Commission
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
The English language goes really far these days. What a blessing to have a method to connect with people all over the world. With this infographic, we get insight into the world’s mother tongues. As English is a bridge to many different people and places, there’s nothing like reaching people in their native tongue, meaning no requirement of education in foreign language for locals to hear the word.