Summary: We sometimes give up before we even start. We look and say we can’t win or even make a difference. The world is to tuff to overcome. But I wonder is it we can’t or is it we really just don’t have the confidence to take on the task?
Mission Impossible ?
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We sometimes give up before we even start.
We look and say we can’t win or even make a difference.
The world is to tuff to overcome. But I wonder is it we can’t or is it we really just don’t have the confidence to take on the task?
The confidence to say I will do my best until the end!
Jesus gave us a job in Matthew 28:19-20 He said…
Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
He said to go, not call them in.
But I like how the message puts it.
Matthew 28:19-20 (The Message)
19Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 20Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”
We wonder how can we pull it off, you know, How do I do it not how can God use my part in completing the game plan.
1. Where does our direction come from?
Who give us direction?
We sometimes seem to forget, Jesus said He would be with us until the end, so we need to grasp and understand it is He that will give us the strength as in…
Philippians 4:13 NIV
13I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
We can not give up, slow up or stop, for it is He who keeps us going.
2. But do you wonder how we do our part.
That is easy if we use scripture to give us the game plan.
19Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. 23I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
1 Corinthians 9:19-23 (The Message)
19Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: 20religious, nonreligious, 21meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, 22the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. 23I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!
3. How can we be in on being what ever someone needs?
To Be all things to all people to win some to Christ.
A class of little girls was learning to spell. They spelled a number of small words, such as “pig,” “cat,” “dog,” “cow,” and amused themselves by imitating the sounds that these animals make. Then little Mary was asked to spell “love.” She didn’t stop to give the letters, but ran and threw her arms around the teacher’s neck and kissed her on the cheek. “We spell ‘love’ that way at our house,” she said. The girls laughed, but the teacher said, “That is a beautiful way; but do you know another way to spell ‘love’?” “Oh, yes,” cried Mary, “I spell love this way,” and she began to put the books in order on her teacher’s desk. “I spell love by helping everybody when they need me.”
Beloved we can become all thing to all people when we become servants of all and to all. We must be willing to go to where they are and not expect them to come to us.
We are all a part of the team, the Body of Christ.