18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,[b] baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:18-20
It’s easy to think that when reading this scripture that these verses are ONLY for missionaries.
Yes, it is only for missionaries. But, the truth is that we are all called to be missionaries and bring the good news of the Gospel to all the world.
Beyond sharing the good news, we are also called to disciple others…
Paul says, “You should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1.
It’s doesn’t mean that we are perfect, but it means that we model our lives after the life of Christ’s character and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. Find those God has placed in your life and allow God to make new ways to impact their lives to further God’s Kingdom in their hearts. In doing so, you may be spurring them on to do the same for others.
Whether that is modeling Christ-like character for your co-workers, your children, or just those around you, be a difference maker in the lives of others, showing others what Christ has done in your life. and if you don’t feel you are worthy to be an example, allow God to make that right in you, to change your heart — and in doing so, others will be blessed by you working to allow God to change your life.
Remember, the pressure is not on you to make the difference in the lives of others; that is God’s job. He does the work, we must just be willing to be used as He leads us day-to-day.
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
— Francis of Assisi