I have thought lately about some of Jesus’ last words on this Earth. During that time he provided his followers a vision and a directive.
18-20 Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go 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. Then 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. Matthew 28:18-20 The Message (MSG)
As I think about that, I realize I do a whole lot of going out, but I wonder how much training, or disciple making I do. This is quite a paradox actually, since I think I really believe that this message is life changing, yet I find myself too reserved to mention this idea to people who have no clue about how it can free your life. It’s even more confusing when I think I reserved or fearful when I have the God of the Universe on my side.
I am trying to figure out how to decapitate that fear and move forward. It’s a weakness that bugs me more than my inability to sing, and today is a great opportunity to work on that.
How about you – is there something holding you back? He is with you, you know.