The fictional character of Secret Agent Bond, James Bond, is a man that is completely devoted to his mission, even if it risks the loss of his own life. He has extreme character traits including devotion, perseverance, motivation, and awareness of people near him.
Imagine if Bond became a follower of Christ, and utilized his traits for a new mission. His Mission Statement wording would be only slightly modified:
Be Polite, Be Courteous,
And Have a Plan to
Kill “Share Christ with”
Everyone in the Room.
There was a non-fictional character in the New Testament era named Saul, he was an agent of the governing religious leaders, and his traits also included devotion, perseverance, motivation, and awareness of people. He had been given the mission to kill (figuratively and literally) everyone in the new Church called “The Way.”
However, he had an encounter with Christ that completely changed his life, his name, and his title. His new title and name were Apostle Paul, and his mission was changed from “kill the Church” to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone, especially foreigners (Gentiles).
“’And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me: the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.’”
~ Acts 20:22-24
Imagine if we approached the ministry of sharing Christ with the same levels of devotion, perseverance, motivation, and awareness of people as Pastor James Bond or Apostle Paul.