Our lives are filled with missions from God! To illustrate this, I want to share a story about the Navy Seals that I saw on a documentary. It was all about Hell Week, which takes place within their first phase of training. In order to become a Navy Seal, candidates undergo arduous, cold, wet, and brutally difficult operational training for five and a half days. Sleep is limited to four hours a day. The tests include physical endurance, mental toughness, pain, and cold tolerance. Instructors are also looking at the candidates’ attitudes and their ability to work as a team under high levels of mental and physical stress. Ultimately, it tests their determination and desire.
One candidate said that after about two days, you get incredibly hungry, tired, and exhausted. You go to a little room and that’s the only time you’re a little bit warm, and given 20 minutes to eat. He shared how he fell asleep, woke up with his face buried in his spaghetti, hurriedly ate and went back to continue the challenging training. Now, at any time they are given an out. Their ticket home is ringing a brass bell. They are tempted by their drill sergeants: Give up, you’re not fit for this, you’re not good enough, just end this effort. The majority of people give up, but do you know why the remaining 25% don’t ring the bell? The reason is they have a mission!
Friend, taking the easy way out isn’t for you. Have contempt for the bell and all that it represents. Keep your focus on changing the world despite any challenges or setbacks. God is there to help you. There is a purpose to your life and your mission IS possible. Find out what it is, and work towards achieving it!