Have you ever reached that season in your life where you're looking around at everybody and realizing you're on a completely different wavelength than they are? And I'm not talking about intelligence, per se. And no, being on different wavelengths isn't necessarily a bad thing.
I'm at that point in my life. I have been at that point in my life for some time.
I feel like I'm at that point where I'm looking around and I feel like I'm absorbed into an entirely different mindset than many of those around me... And I can't seem to let it go.
Allow me to elaborate and humor you. I would describe myself as having a servant heart and nature. I thrive on helping others. I love seeing my labors turn into fruits. I am constantly craving for more. With that being said, it's safe to say I have a "missionary mindset."
I want to help people in all ways.
I want to serve others and share the love of Christ with them.
I want God to use me in all ways and purposes to further His kingdom and glory
Sometimes I feel so completely and utterly alone in my passion to serve others. I'll be the first to admit it - it is so dadgummit hard sometimes to stay on fire for the Gospel. I absolutely go through seasons of faith but surprisingly, my passion to serve others never wanes.
All Christ followers are called to serve others and make disciples. Think I'm lying? Read Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 24:46-47, John 20:21, plus so much more. So it's pretty clear what is being said here, no questions asked. Then why aren't more Christ followers doing just that?! It's something that has utterly baffled me and the million dollar question that I would LOVE to know the answer to.
Honestly, I think it comes down to this: Believers have become some comfortable with their faith that ya know what, I'll let somebody else take care of reaching others. It's the simple fact that because we are allowed to believe what we want to believe without serious repercussions (unlike several other countries) that we have allowed ourselves to become lazy and disobedient in the command to make disciples.
I'll be completely honest: A believer's disinterest in fulfilling the Great Commission absolutely irks me to my very core. How can you experience the love that Christ has shown you and not share that with others who haven't experienced that love? As a matter of fact, how dare you deny somebody of that love?!
What I'm getting at is this - if you are a Christ follower, seriously take up your cross and stop allowing the world to pass you by without a single thought of sharing the gospel. Stop being lazy because honestly, that's where the devil wants you. As long as you're not sharing the Gospel, then you're doing exactly what he wants you to do. It doesn't mean you have to travel to the ends of the earth to help somebody. It doesn't mean you have to go to great lengths to become an eloquent preacher. All it means is loving on others, building relationships with people of all walks of life, and showing them the glory of the Gospel.
It's. Really. Not. That. Hard.
"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever you would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith would be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior..."