Every great journey has a mission, right? Usually it’s to get to the mountain top or finish the race or hit some other goal. For this faith journey you’ve just begun there is one big mission that Jesus left to us and that was to invite others on this faith journey. He actually said it like this in Matthew 28 “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19 NLT
In other words, tell those around you about how Jesus has changed your life. Let them know about this amazing God who loves them and has a plan for their life! You might feel like you’re not qualified to do this….isn’t that the pastor’s job? Nope, it’s for all of us! In fact, just your story of what God has done in your life, even if it’s just been one day of following Jesus, is all you need to share Jesus with others! There’s a story in the Bible found in John 4 about a woman who didn’t know God personally, but she ran into Jesus at a well, and they started talking. She quickly realized she wasn’t talking to an ordinary person because she never met this man before yet Jesus knew so much about her life.
At the end of their conversation, Jesus reveals to her he’s the Savior of the world. She believes, and look what she does, “The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” John 4:28-29 NLT She had just met Jesus and she’s already telling her whole village about him!!
What about you? Who needs to hear about Jesus around you? Who needs to experience the life transformation that you’ve experienced? You don’t have to know the whole Bible, you just have to know Jesus. Tell your story of how you came to faith. Then invite them to church with you. God loves people so much, he doesn’t want anyone to miss out on his gift of salvation and he’s going to use people like you to reach them.
I want to encourage you to make a list of 3 people you could be praying for over the next two weeks. Pray for an opportunity to serve them and even to talk to them about the Lord. Be sensitive to each person and where they are in their journey, sometimes, you might only help them take one step closer. That’s okay. Someone else will pick up where you left off. Your job is to simply do your part in their journey.
Don’t forget, God has a mission for you and it’s to help others find Jesus!