The scope of your mission is limited by your level of motivation. You can only work as hard as your motivation allows. Your work ethic will show how motivated you are. It is not enough to clarify your mission. You must also clarify your motivation. Without an appropriate level of motivation, your mission will not succeed. Consider Joshua 13:1 (ESV), “Now Joshua was old and advanced in years, and the Lord said to him, “You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land to possess.” Despite a promising start to his career. Joshua had somehow gotten behind schedule with his mission. Your motivation matters.
Many people who are entrusted by God with steering their world toward a better future fail to do so. They never put in the amount of work required to make the impact. The work of the watchman is best described as a labour of love. In many cases, the work is “thankless”. The worth of the work is unclear. And there is no sense of urgency. They want to do whatever they can, whenever they can, and however they can. The Bible doesn’t mince words; “cursed is he who does the work of the Lord with slackness”. You will not get results, if you are not diligent.
There is a big issue with motivation. Your lack of motivation is keeping you small. The work will never pick up momentum. You must have the passion to go the extra mile. To get things done. You need to clarify your motive. You must be motivated by love to get the most out of your mission. You will fail if your motivation is selfish or greedy. To the selfish person, the amount of work required to keep an eye on your world is absurd. You will make more money if you follow your selfish impulses. Love your mission. Let the love for your mission give you the motivation to do it well.