Right before returning to Heaven, Jesus gave this directive to His followers: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 18:19-20). This directive is addressed not only to those who were listening that day, but to all who would follow Christ in the years to come. We are a missional people with a divine commission to share Christ with the world.
Now, most of us won't be quitting our jobs to become full-time missionaries. And that's okay. Not everyone is called to foreign lands. However, we are all called to be missionaries in our spheres of influence. God has placed all of us in a mission field. If you look around and think deeply about those people you spend time with each week, whether it be at home, work, school or play, you're going to notice that many of those people do not have a relationship with Jesus. I believe God has providentially placed you in their lives to be a witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
So, this week, begin to view your world through missional eyes. Who has God placed in your sphere of influence? Do they know Christ? If not, share the good news with them; share your own personal testimony or experience with Christ. It may be the most important conversation you have with them in a lifetime. We are everyday missionaries.