2 Corinthians 5:19-20, that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
Do you see yourself as an ambassador for God to help draw others to Him? No matter what your occupation, you are called to be an ambassador for Him. God wants to use you to help others come to Him and accept Him as their Savior! How exciting that you can have that kind of impact on someone else’s eternity. I think that too often we ignore eternity and act as though life on earth is the end and it is really just a drop in the bucket. We really need to grasp that because eternity is a long time for someone you love to be in Hell. I heard a preacher say one time that if we could really get a grasp of how terrible hell is we would be willing to crawl on our hands and knees over glass shards to tell the world about Jesus. I believe he was right. We need to take Jesus and other people’s eternity more seriously.
The best way to reach others is to be an example of who Jesus is. Be His light. Don’t worry about what others may think as far as your fitting into the world’s standard (when the world actually has a standard). Make sure that your life lines up with scripture! Ask God to reveal to you anything that may need to change in you in order for you to best serve Him. God wants to use your story, no matter what that may look like. Don’t allow your past to keep you from serving God. Instead, allow God to use your story to reach others for Him! Dare to be different for God. Dare to give Him all you’ve got in order to reach this lost and dying world.
You matter! God sees you and He wants to walk closely with you through this life so He can shine through you. Remember Jeremiah 29:11-13, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” See? He has a plan specifically for you! That plan fits into the “Big Plan” He has for the world and you are a significant piece to Him. If you want true success in this life you must seek Him with your whole heart. That means there will be times that He will ask you to do things that don’t line up with the way the world thinks, but that’s ok because His best is found in Him, not in the world. Walk in the confidence that if He has called you to it, He will give you everything you need to do it. He’s got you.
Get excited about the fact that the God of all wants to walk with you and He wants to use your life to further His mission. He loves you! He wants to heal your wounded and broken heart. He wants to use your story to change the lives of others. Ask Him today what His dreams for your life are. Ask Him to guide you into all He created you to be knowing that then you can know that truly His best is yet to come!
Quote: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson