Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. (Mark 16:15)
God uses us despite our shortcomings. What a beautiful truth we can see in Scripture. Jesus rebuked the disciples because of their lack of faith, and then immediately called them to preach the gospel to all creation. He did not wait for them to prove themselves, He called them. He called them to something deeper, to something more meaningful. He called them to follow him.
God has the same calling on our lives. How often do we excuse ourselves from this call because we feel we are not good enough yet, not worthy enough yet? God does not care if you are immediately fit to serve, He cares only if you are willing to serve. As we serve and follow him deeper and deeper, he will equip us more and more by the power of his Holy Spirit through his Word and his church.
There is no time to waste. There are people who need to hear about the love and grace of Jesus, and it is up to us to share that love and grace every soul. We must proclaim the good news of Jesus because we want others to share in the blessings it brings into our lives. If people reject our message, we are called to be obedient and share his love anyway. No matter who you are or what you have done, this is your calling.
Share the gospel with someone who needs to hear it.
Ethan Zent is a fourth-year student at Kingswood University studying worship arts, with a strong desire to share God’s love through song and word.
© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.