Talking about the previous guest post, I have drawn specifically on the issue of sharing the gospel. And here’s my thoughts, again.
It’s your mission. It’s my mission. It’s everybody’s mission.
Yes, I know that all non-believers that do not know Jesus will go to hell. But, I rarely thought about that. I always think that, there will be always another day to talk about Jesus. There will always be tomorrow to talk to them. Let other people (e.g. the pastors) do the preaching, I am not obliged to share the gospel to them. But I was wrong.
We are the gatekeepers. You know those people – your friends, your lovers, your parents, your families, your colleagues, whoever they are – if they don’t believe in Jesus, if they don’t believe in the gospel – they are going to hell. We are the gatekeepers of hell. How come I am actually letting them pass, and not pull them away? How come that I actually know that they are heading to hell, but not even once i tell them about the truth?
The preaching of gospel (1. God loves us so much. 2. Everyone has fallen short before the Lord. 3. God gave His only Son to die on the cross so that our sin can be forgiven. 4. Jesus was raised from death. 5. If we believe in Jesus, we can be forgiven from our sins and receive salvation) is our job.
You know, I am the person who always wants to be the other people. When I see those people who have talents in music, in singing, in dancing, in multimedia, in preaching, etc; I want to be like them. I always think that, “Lord, I want to do everything for You, but I can’t do anything. They can sing, they can preach, let them do the work. If I have all those talents then I can serve You.”
The point is, if I am someone who’s ‘big’, then I can serve the Lord.
Never once I saw the gifts that I have within me.
Never once I thought of being faithful towards the little things.
I am a person that always judges others; a person that thinks that, ‘I am better than the others’. I live as if I’m going to live forever – that I can never die. But who am I, really?
Just a vapor in the wind, nothing.
I am a person that always asks for the Holy Spirit to come, for the Lord to do His ways in my life. But I never search for Him. I only ask Him to come, to bless me, to live inside my life; but I never search Him. And today, it hits me – hard.
What right do I have to call myself a Christian, but I’ve never done anything for the Lord?
What right do I have to say that ‘I love You, Lord’, but yet I don’t do what His heart desires?
What right do I have to call myself a Christian, but yet I see those people going to the gates of hell, and not tell the truth?
Am I ashamed? Ashamed of the gospel? Ashamed of God?
Am I afraid? Afraid that people will think of me as ‘weirdo’ or something?
Am I too busy? Too busy doing things FOR MYSELF, and neglect the others?
If God says tonight, “My daughter, your time is up,” what will I say to Him?
I’ve done nothing for Him.
I have all those opportunities – in church, in universities, in buses, anywhere – but yet I sit and do nothing. Their bloods are dripping off my hands. Their souls are going to the gates of hell, and yet I’m not doing anything to stop them.
What right do I have to call myself a Christian?
The good news is, I am still alive today. God has given me another chance.
Remember, there is hell, and there is heaven. And we are the gatekeepers of hell.