Platforms are important. They hold you up so that others can see you and hear you. Being a Mom or Dad is a platform for your kids to listen. Tim Tebow has football as a platform. Barack Obama has the presidency as a platform. If we want to accopmlish anything, we need a platform.
Jesus platform was always serving. It seems pretty counter-intuitive. Jesus washed feet to teach all of his followers about the platform for the gospel - serving.
To live on mission requires adopting serving as your platform. As people see your mission in action, they will be drawn to it.
If your mission in life were dependent on who you served in the last 7 days, how far would you go? Who are you serving?