|What Makes You Different? Part 4
By Greg Sanders
The more committed a person is to a mission, the more uniquely they will spend their time. The more of an expert you desire to become in one area, the more of a novice you will be in other areas. For example, I love to play golf. I’m not really that good but I love to play. The average PGA professional spends about 4 hours a day hitting golf balls on the range. A PGA professional’s commitment to excellence in one area trumps his participation to many other things. They don’t focus on what they are missing; they focus on their mission. There is a desire today for people to be very well-rounded. However, if you will look at the people who are most successful in any field, you will discover they are not well-rounded but rather they are experts in one area.
Obviously Jesus could do anything He wanted to do. He was and is God. However, Jesus narrowed His focus to doing the one thing that only He could do. In Luke 19:10 Jesus said, “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Jesus intentionally molded His time here on earth around this single mission. The mission was to seek and to save the lost. This single mission made Him different from everyone else.
You will become known by your mission. Why? Because you will shape your life around the things that you believe are most important. The more your priorities are lived out the more unique your life will become. What makes you different is what you set your sights on becoming and your dedication to fulfilling that desire.
Today’s Challenge: Realize that your priorities are shaping your life. Examine what direction your priorities are taking you and determine if that is the direction God has called you to go. Pray that God will reveal to you the most important mission of your life for you to accomplish. Focus on that mission and you will discover the difference His plan can make in your life.