“…I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”—Matthew 28:19 (Message Translation)
What do you do when you are feeling all alone?
Far too often, for far too many of us, there are those times of loneliness, fear and despair. These feelings may be due to a lot of different things. For some this may be due to loss of a loved one, and for some it could be uncertainty about the future. Either way, it causes us to draw back and think that no one understands what we are feeling or going through, and that we are all alone in this world. This is a sad state to be in.
However, there is good news! Jesus told His disciples, before He left this earth physically, not to worry because He would be with them (us) forever! This is significant because, as believers, we are expected to live for and represent the Lord on this earth—all while facing all the challenges that life throws at us.
Jesus understood this and gave us the assurance that He had “overcome the world.”—John 16:33 (KJV). He set the example of fulfilling your purpose and doing it effectively—despite the challenges! Why is this significant? This is vital because of the responsibility every believer has to reach the world for Christ.
Now I am well aware that everyone that reads this blog does not “claim” to be a Christian, and that’s okay. Although, the majority of the content in this blog is directed to those that profess to be Christian, I want everyone to know and be aware that the love of God covers all—regardless of what we claim to be.
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Every believer has a call on their life, and that is to be a living example of Christ in this world. The problem that arises for many is the fact that we either feel that it is just for the “preacher” and we are not qualified. But Jesus said, “Go!” When we obey, it is not our responsibility to figure out how it is to be done—we must obey. This is important because the Lord assures us that when we obey His command…we would not be alone.
What does this mean? It simply means that regardless of the general command to go reach and teach…we will have some specific commands and whether that is to reach your child down the hall, neighbor next door, co-worker, grocery attendant, or someone across the world—our Lord tell us that He will be with us—we will not be alone!
My friend, you and I have a great responsibility to do “our part” to reach and teach. Don’t make excuses; we have been equipped to be effective on our individual level. Do not compare yourself to anyone—you are unique! God has placed in you exactly what you need to accomplish that He has called you to do—and yes, you are called—so give God your all and trust Him to be with you!
God assured Joshua that “… I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”—Joshua 1:5 (KJV). Look at how the Message Translation states it: “…I won’t give up on you; I won’t leave you.” Wow, what a promise!
Regardless of what you may be facing or will face as you seek to serve the Lord and do His will—He will not leave you alone!
THE LORD WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS!!!
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