I love the "Mission Impossible" movies. Tom Cruise always accepted the mission assigned and he succeeded.

God gave every one of us a mission. It’s difficult, it’s hard, and it seems impossible at times, but I assure you it is not. Instead, it should be called “mission difficult, but doable”, or “mission not impossible, but maybe really hard.” I don’t know, but I’m taking suggestions.

What I do know is this — God is the number one source of power, strength, and victory.

However, Satan uses his most effective weapon against us in our mission. It is called distractions. We should be loving our fellow man, helping, having compassion for each other. Yet we fight over social distancing. Do masks work/not work, and is the government doing a good job/bad job?

God said things like, feed my sheep (John 21:17), take care of the orphans and widows(James 1:27). Forgive each other, not seven times but 70×7 (Matthew 18:22). We are to pray for one another.

Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, and soul. And then love our neighbor as ourself. And we can, by the grace of God our helper. We could call it a “mission very likely to succeed!”

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for trusting us to carry out your mission. Give us strength and wisdom to get through anything Satan throws against us. Show us how to love people as you do and to always do what we can, knowing you can handle the rest. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Go Deeper — If you accept this mission to love, the instructions won’t self-destruct in five seconds. But you need to pray and stay in God’s Word if you want to succeed. Will you accept it?

Read Further — see how the Bible defines the word “love”.

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