In 2 Corinthians 5:18 we read a mission that is given to us by God. It is the ministry of reconciliation. The way Paul frames the mission for the church is interesting given Corinth isn't known for being all that peaceful. Connecting to the Gospel reorients our life. Any restored or new relationship does that.
Our mission was not contrived in a boardroom. God planned it out for us. As we see other Scriptures we see that plan was made before he created the Earth. We are not an afterthought in God's eyes. We are not even just a number. God planned for you to be on this mission. It gives us purpose and an aim in life.
We get caught up in this word too much. It's a common word in many countries, but in ours it takes on an overly religious context. Ministry simply means service. God called us to serve. Paul says elsewhere that the role of pastors is to equip the saints for the work of ministry. Serving is a significant part of living distinctly Christian lives.
God is about restoration and bringing relationships together. God did that with us through Jesus. This involves forgiveness and building a new and fresh relationship. Hence, earlier Paul said we are a new creature. Reconciliation is more than just a God-man thing. It is also a neighbor to neighbor thing. The centrality of the Gospel connects to other aspects of our lives.
Be a peacemaker
The purpose of your life is to be a peacemaker. This was forged in God's mind before let there be light. This is an act of service. It is about healing relationships with people who bear his image. So when life is hard and not fair, when conflict arises, you're where God wants you to be. So engage and make something beautiful out what's broken.