The beautiful thing about the word of God apart from being our counsel and the will of God, the word of God also enables us to know exactly the expectations that God has from us, the word of God helps us to appreciate and know the parameters by which we are to be judged and give s us opportunity to see how exactly we are supposed to live our lives to that we enjoy success. What does it mean to make Jesus your Lord and Saviour; it means it is no longer about your will but His will for you. A prove that you have given your life to Christ is to allow Him to live through you. You cannot say you have given your life to Christ but you are living your life the way you like. You cannot call someone your Lord and when He gives you an instruction, you will not obey. He cannot be your Lord and you will be unwilling to follow His instructions! So as a Christian, we receive our directives or instructions from God’s words. We need to understand that so that we can apply ourselves to the things of God. God is in the business of soul winning. This entire earth and the only reason why it is still in existence are because of souls; God is all about souls. How are you preparing yourself and making yourself useful for God? Because all that is happening on earth is God preparing humanity for eternity so you should have a strategy that goes beyond your life on earth. You should labour towards a reward, towards a recognition that there is a price ahead 1st Corinthians 9:26 by keeping your self or body under. The most important thing to God is souls. 2nd Timothy 2:3 you want to enter into a world rewarded with eternity, you need to know the rules. So here on earth, we have been deployed for a purpose and we need to be clear that beyond all that we do, God expects us to touch lives, witness to people, evangelise and reconcile men to Him. What He has done is give us platforms and opportunity to interact so that people can see Christ in you. That is God’s agenda and that is why we are still alive!
As I said earlier, one of the reasons why we feel reluctant to preach or witness is because when we see people who are bold to do it, we feel intimidated and we just shut is out that it is not a thing for us. The truth of the matter is that God expects you to witness starting from what you can do. It might just be given someone a tract or starting a conversation or sharing what you believed. God wants you to allow Him to touch others through your life. It is not so much about passion; it is about commitment. In 1st Corinthian 9:16… what Paul was saying here is that necessity is laid on us to preach the gospel’… Meaning that is a compulsory course. Preaching the gospel is not optional, it is compulsory. Jesus said Go into the world; that was His parting instruction to us. To say ‘it’s not my thing’ is to deceive ourselves. It is compulsory and one of the things God is going to ask us about. And it is important for us to recognise the urgency so that it will drive our commitment. Think about this; if live is for us to only do things we are passionate about, many of us would not have gone to school but the necessity was laid on you by your parent. I have never seen anybody who is passionate about writing exams but yet the outcome of exams was for you to demonstrate your comprehension and it qualifies your for the next level. The end of that exam is something good. We like the outcome of it, we like the end result but we don’t enjoy the process yet we subject to it. That is real life, so let us not say I am not an evangelist because I am not called to do so; evangelising is mandatory for everyone. We need to rescue people from darkness; we are the agents that God has sent. God is not going to come down to do it but He is working in us and through us. All of us interact with unsaved people everyday and every week, we have them around us but we behave as if we are going to be around them forever. God is counting on us to reach out to those people; there is no alternative arrangement by heaven. If they are saved, it is you heaven is counting on. God does not have an alternative plan, which is how much trust He has in our ability to get the job done. So preaching the gospel is not a matter of our personal preference, it is not a matter of your interest or how your emotions drive your interest. It is a discipline that we must develop; it is something we must be willing to press into as a responsibility. So wherever you are as a person, you need to say to yourself what steps do I need to take? How do I cross over from where I am? If Jesus is your Lord, you need to be willing to take those steps, you need to be willing to step out of that comfort zone and truly represent His kingdom. So this mandate is top urgent and top priority! There is opportunity for us to take advantage of platforms and development that this dispensation presents us to give speed to the work of God. Hallelujah! So my call to you is to challenge you to begin to ask yourself about what you are going to do to starting from today to engage so that the gospel can be preached through you to those people who are unsaved!