Beloved of God,
As news of terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery, economic crises/recession and challenges continue around the country and around the world, we must remember that our true battles are not against flesh and blood – they are not against terrorists, militants or deceptive government, nor an oppressive boss or unappreciative spouse – but “against the spiritual forces of evil in the Heavenly realms” – Ephesians 6:12.
The true battles occur in a world which is real, but unseen; and yet, the battles we see and hear everywhere we turn are the ones which tend to consume our thoughts and cause us to become angry…and to fear. Jesus is still committed to our journey, and still in complete control. We also must be committed to preaching the Gospel and reach out to many more people.
If I leave the places I came from, who’s going to tell my unsaved friends about Jesus?
A young man’s lifestyle has been a hard one – his life consists of militancy in the creeks of Niger Delta in Nigeria, and hanging out in bars and clubs in Port Harcourt. But he meets Jesus and he is genuinely saved. A leader at the Church he attends encourages him to stop frequenting his old hangouts and start spending more time with believers. “But believers are already saved, right?” he asks. “If I leave the places I came from, who’s going to tell my unsaved friends about Jesus?”.
May God continue to lead you and guide you today in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. That it may be done as He said it should be.
Today, I encourage you to go for souls, and go for the “worst” wherever God has located you. God has positioned you at a vantage point in life where you see things and win souls differently. Isaiah 52:7 says, how beautiful … are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation and win souls for the kingdom. You a man on a mission to fulfill God’s great commission. Jesus has already given us a pattern of our modus operandi: “…you will tell everyone about me in Jerusalem (your community), in all Judea (your country), in Samaria (other cultures), and everywhere in the world” – Acts 1:8.
Don’t wait to become a Pastor before you can reach out to those in your world of contact. We are called – we didn’t choose ourselves. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. You have today. Take out time to reach out to someone. As you do, may God continue to lead you and guide you in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. That it may be done as He said it should be.
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