The Pioneering Spirit

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
Hebrews 12:1-3

It’s within humanity to press towards progress. To Push. To Create. To Build. To Expand. You have that drive and this pioneering spirit was placed within you by God, your creator.

A Pioneering Spirit isn’t for getting more for yourself, but to make a way for others.

The problem we face is that sin tries to distort the pioneering spirit and cause us to selfishly strive for ourselves, rather than using those blessings to bless others. When we lose sight of Jesus, we lose the Spirit of a Pioneer.

Fortunately, Jesus crossed eternity to descend to Earth, abandoning His kingly comforts embraced the poverty of humanity, He added to His divine nature; a human nature that was both fully God and fully man. He walked the earth for 33 years defying every expectation and cast off the conventional and mediocre.

Jesus is the greatest pioneer the world has ever seen. He’s the ultimate example of what it means to be a pioneer. Jesus’ purpose was to pioneer a path to God’s presence, a road laid with bricks of grace.

A Pioneering Spirit isn’t for getting more for yourself, but to make a way for others. You are called to continue this legacy of pioneering.

Pioneers don’t settle for what is normal, average or indifferent. They don’t accept “what is” but tirelessly strive toward “what could be” and “what should be”. And you are called to do the same.

Our motto should be: “I believe things can be different and I can be the difference!”

It’s time to re-awaken your pioneering spirit. Don’t do less. Don’t do little. Don’t back down. Don’t give up.