We can’t expect everyone to come to us, or even meet us in the middle WE must go out to THEM: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20. The word “go” means we are being sent, God doesn’t call us to sit around and wait for the next opportunity, but to go and take the gospel into the world.
Becoming a disciple means you must step out of your comfort zone and trust that Jesus will be right there with you, guiding you through. “Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples” 1 Chronicles 16:24. God doesn’t put a limitation on who is allowed to know about the gospel and we shouldn’t either, everyone deserves to know the truth, love and forgiveness of God despite our differences. This is why I find the mission field so important, If you have a calling to reach the ends of the world for Christ, don’t be afraid, God always provides a way for His purpose to be fulfilled.
Now that we talked about going out into the world outside our walls, let’s think about what we can do here, within our community, family, friends, etc. There’s always going to be a need but that doesn’t mean we don’t try to help. Feed the hungry! Be a helpful hand to your family even when they seem impossible to “deal with” be a listening ear to your friends, all these things build relationships, which in turn build disciples. Just don’t do nothing.
When was the last time you served in your community?
Do you find it difficult to step out of your comfort zone?
If not, do you try to share the gospel as often as a funny post on Facebook is shared?