When I see these words, they create an association that makes my heart beat for the passage of Acts 1:8: “you shall receive power… you shall be a witness…. to the end of the earth.”
Life. The first part of this verse indicates that I receive something that affects me and changes my life. I receive power. Through my relationship with Christ, I am changed. Walking out this change is how I become committed and stay connected to his Kingdom and the cause thereof. This is the essence of life.
On. The word “on” speaks of position. I have come to realize that when I break out of my routine, cross through my fears, and put aside my excuses and assumptions, I can find myself in a different position than I am today. Not only will that positional change often be geographical, but also spiritual. By going, I change in my relationship to God. The “on” part takes a massive amount of faith. The “on” portion takes me to the position where I become a witness- and witness Him.
Assignment. This term speaks to our mission to take God’s love to the ends of the earth. There are those who are out there who need what I have experienced: “life.” In my journeys, I have experienced great self-discovery. It doesn’t matter where I go, the people who are there are in need of this “life.” I become the witness to extraordinary events that shape eternity.
Learning to think in terms of eternity will cause one to gravitate toward the concept of “Life On Assignment.”