In a society that seems to constantly promote self-fulfillment, it has become all too easy to chase after possessions, wealth, and comfort. Even in the ranks of our churches, many believers settle for the comfort of “normal”, becoming complacent and never challenging themselves to step out in faith and do anything of eternal significance. It’s not supposed to be this way. In fact, Jesus has made it clear that His expectations of us are far beyond anything we could possibly imagine. Look at Jesus’ challenge to us in John 14:12: “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father."
Think about that for a moment. Of all the amazing things Jesus said in Scripture, this just might be His most radical. In one statement, Jesus appointed us to continue His ministry on earth and then called us to “even greater” works! That’s not a call to timidity! We’ve been commissioned by Jesus, our Master, to dream bigger, push further, pray harder, pursue more aggressively, and not allow ourselves to make excuses. This great mission we’ve been tasked with requires us to live, not for our own purposes, but for His glory! We’ve been called to a radical, challenging faith walk that doesn’t compromise, refuses to settle, and absolutely shuns complacency. This is completely antithetical to the culture around us, but it is the culture of Heaven. That extraordinary call is the mission of Uturn Master’s Commission.