One of the best ways to be on mission is to focus on one lost person that you can reach whom God has put in your path. When you focus on one lost person, when you're explaining the gospel to them, when you're defending Scripture, when you're on your knees praying for that one person, you know God's not done with them because he says so in 1 Timothy 2. In verses 3 and 4, we read, “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
God desires for every person to come know the saving truth of Jesus, no matter how lost a person might be or difficult of a past that person may have. God is never done with anyone; no one is beyond redemption. The byproduct of that is that you realize if God's not done with them, then he is probably not done with you either. You can keep going because God is still working in your life.
Make no mistake, the primary mission of the church is not to feed the hungry, care for the sick, or teach the saved; it is to join Jesus's mission of seeking and saving the lost, and with him storm the gates of hell. And that mission is not primarily driven by a well-produced church service, by opening another campus, or by a neat discipleship formula. It is primarily driven when you decide to reach one person at a time. People of the world need to know God's not done with them.
Reflection/Discussion Questions: Is there a person you know who may have given up on God’s work in their life? How can you encourage that person today?