Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. – Matthew 28:19-20.
The Great Commission is our anthem. It should be the words that have lasting footprints on our hearts and in the forefront of our mind every day.
It’s what we as Believers are taught to do; yet we live a very relaxed culture which often says…”but first let me finish this…..”
When we read the Gospel, it is evident that Jesus loved people. He would often take the long way to make a stop in one city to meet the needs of one person and help him/her believe.
In our culture, Believers wants to make disciples but only in the context of what’s comfortable for us. We want to pray for God to send us, yet scared of where that might be.
I believe that when we step into the unknown, the uncomfortable and truly pray for God’s will; we will begin to open ourselves up to receive the very things that we were created to do and be.
Discipleship isn’t convenient and may not always be comfortable but what I love about the Great Commission is that it is a reminder that wherever He sends us that He will always be with us.
Father, you know what’s best for me and you know where my voice can be best used in this world. Wherever you send me, I ask that you help me to trust you with the details and remember how you are with me through it all. Change my perspective of discipleship to be less about what’s convenient for me and more about what you need to do through me.