Lately, I’ve found myself with this desire to share the Gospel, but this sin of laziness has competed with it. I find myself busying myself with other things, or telling myself we are just in a busy season right now, and I’ll get back to it at some point.
The truth is that I haven’t kept my eyes focused on the Cross enough. Just like a beggar would tell another beggar where to get food, I should be sharing the Gospel with others. Paul writes in 2 Cor. 5:11-15,
11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
What is your motivation for sharing the Gospel? Are you compelled by it to do something and share?
Today, I would encourage you to:
- Ask God to show you what your motivation is. If it’s not a pure and true motivation, then confess that and ask forgiveness and for Him to change your heart. If you feel that it is pure, praise Him for that, and ask Him to protect that desire.
- Spend some time brainstorming ways you can be more missional. What is it that you’ve been thinking about doing a while, but actually need to take action? Make a plan today to follow through with it.