When we are new in the faith, we believe God wants to use us to reach the world for Jesus Christ. It seems that for most Christ-followers, this belief wavers rather than intensifies the longer we know Christ. Personally, I believe this belief, that God wants to use me to reach the world for Christ, must intensify daily.
The Big Question
The big question we have to answer is: What is my part in God’s plan to reach the world for Jesus Christ? This question must be answered by each born-again Christian, whether in private business or corporate America, politics or education, a missionary or pastor. God has a big plan; therefore, we need to find our place in God’s grand plan of redeeming the world.
Have you ever considered what your part is in reaching the world for Jesus Christ? Take some time to think and pray about it. You have many gifts, and God has a plan for you to use those gifts – to bring Him glory and reach the world for Jesus Christ.
Why We Must Answer This Question
Because of the following three realities, we must answer this question, “What is my part in God’s plan to reach the world for Jesus Christ?”
- Spiritual Reality: Of the world’s population of 7 billion people, over 3.9 billion have little to no access to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore, we must do all we can with all we have to give these dear people a chance to hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Our generation can complete the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
- Biblical Reality: Every person in this world is sinful and in need of a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Since there is a heaven and a hell, people die and enter into one of those two eternities. Therefore, if we do not take the gospel message to people around the world, they will die without Christ. We must do what we can with what we have to accelerate the message of the gospel to every person in the world.
- Personal Reality: Each of us must ask ourselves, “What will I give my life to?” Either I will use my gifts, talents, calling, and resources to gospel advancement and eternal value, or will I use all of it for myself and my gain. Which one? Therefore, it really comes back to each one of us discovering our part in God’s plan to reach the world for Christ.
Be encouraged that our generation can be a part of completing the Great Commission by taking the gospel to every nation, tribe, people, and language. God is going to complete this task, and I believe we need to do all we can to discover our part in fulfilling His plan.
Whatever your part is in reaching the world for Jesus Christ, surrender to it today.
Yours for the Great Commission,
Ronnie W. Floyd