We Are All Sent by Jesus

“Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” – John 20:21 HCSB

The word “send” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “to cause to go.”

As believers, we all have a calling on our lives. Some of us are called to be international workers (IWs). Others are called to be pastors or ministry leaders. Some live out their Christian calling in the secular workforce. Others do so as stay-at-home moms (or dads!). Not everyone’s calling looks the same. However, we are all sent by Jesus.

It’s so easy to see the call that IWs, pastors, and ministry leaders have. IWs are called to serve in other areas of world. Pastors are called to lead a congregation. Ministry leaders are called to shepherd a specific group of people.

However, lay people seem to have a hard time learning how to decipher their calling. What does it look like to live it out in the secular world? How do we do that?

Every day we go. We go to work, to school, to sporting events. We go to the park, or to the store. Sometimes we simply go out our door and walk around our neighborhood.

Being sent out into the world to do the work of the Father can be scary. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some practical steps to start living out our call to be sent.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. These postures always seem to work for me—but everyone is different, and everyone will have a unique way of living out their call. Survey your mission field and ask God to reveal His plan for your life. He is good and He is faithful. Wherever and whenever He sends us, He always equips us for the task.