One of the nation’s best-selling books, The Purpose-Driven Life, has sold more than 30 million copies. When asked why he thought the book was such a success, author and evangelical pastor, Rick Warren, said, “There was nothing new written in the book. People simply forgot that their lives mattered.”
It’s true. We are a forgetful people. But through the ages, God has called out to His Church to remember who we are and what on earth we are here for. If given the opportunity, becoming a FOCUS missionary will be one of the best investments you ever make. This season of your life will provide the space necessary to hear God’s voice and discover your purpose.
Dr. Neethu Mathew, MD, a former FOCUS missionary, delayed medical school to spend two years serving on campus. “It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” she said. “I thought I would spend two years investing in others and doing God’s work. But what I didn’t realize was how much I was investing in myself and in my future.”
Discovering your purpose doesn’t happen overnight. It requires the investment of time and energy, the honest feedback of your peers, and the opportunity to operate in your God-given giftedness. Everyone is called to serve and some are called to serve with FOCUS. Are you?