Sunday, July 29, 2012
“Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”
Today in church my pastor taught about how we are sent as ambassadors of God. None of this is new news to me, but it got me thinking. He talked about how we are called to live out our faith, but that’s not all. We also need to always be prepared to share the gospel. It is a message after all, messages have words! When I think about my relationships, at home and at school, I find a common theme. I tend to do “good things” or act like the “good girl.” I find it so easy to rely on my actions to speak for me. But let’s get real…my actions are not always honoring to God. Actually, a lot of times they aren’t. I am beginning to realize this is because I am so passive about my faith. I expect people to know I am a Christian, see that I live differently, and then poof! they are saved! Well it doesn’t always work like that. Some people, no matter how much you show God, need to hear His truths to believe. I need to be willing to bring Him up in conversation (shocker!). Nothing about my faith can be passive. If I am waiting for God to use me, I will be waiting forever. He calls us now, broken as we are, to serve. We are not called to pick the option that seems best for us, but to accept His option and know that it is best. When I really think about all of the people I see in my everyday life, I realize that there are a lot of lives I can impact.
There’s that saying that “everyone is on average approximately six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on Earth.” Think about that, we are all six degrees of seperation (cue Kevin Bacon) away from any other person! As Christians, this give us a huge opportunity to be world changers. We are ambassadors of God, to everyone we encounter. I think it’s time I start putting that into perspective.