You’re standing on the outskirts.
Waiting to move, you fidget with life’s buttons. There’s need all around. Across town, across state-lines, across oceans and across continents, you are needed. You want to move and to follow the calling for all believers, but lifestyle constraints beckon you to make excuses to keep standing still.
Many elements keep you planted: fear, lack of support, little understanding from others, scoffing attitudes, feelings of inadequacy, and time. Who will pay for it, who will pray for me, who will encourage me, and when can I go? Why should I bother if I am alone in this endeavor?
…because He said to go…
Matthew 28:18-20 ESV
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Jesus is with us every step of the way. He calls us to move because He is the one who equips us. There’s no excuse a Christian can make not to reach out and follow the great commission.
People need us. On our street corners and in the filthy orphanages overseas, people are calling out for hope. Our hearts and minds need to be inspired to reach out of our comfort zones and move when the Lord says to move. We need to go when He nudges us. Fear should not propel us to stay.
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”
Yes, you specifically are needed. I am needed. Our talents, hearts, love, and knowledge are things that can and should be used for the kingdom, and not something trapped inside of limited boundaries.
I pray that this drives us to do more for Him, and be more for Him. He will carry us through and I pray that He uses these things inside of us for His glory and purpose. And when He calls, will you go?I pray that this drives us to do more for Him, and be more for Him. He will carry us through and I pray that He uses these things inside of us for His glory and purpose. Click To Tweet
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