I am sitting right now on a teeny tiny airplane headed to the next speaking engagement that the Lord has so graciously allowed me to have. It’s been one of those days. You know the kind I am talking about. You get to the airport only to find out that the airline, without emailing you, has changed your flight to 3 hours later. Then you stand in a line and wait for someone to reschedule your flight because ain’t no way you showed up 3 hours early for nothing. Then you get on the plane only to find out that you are the lucky winner of a seat between to healthy men. Then you get airplane sick because you read the whole flight and didn’t realize you were dizzy until you stood up. You get the picture I’m sure. Well, I walked outside to get on my connection and sat on this little plane for quite sometime waiting for takeoff. The flight wasn’t full so we all took dibs on who got the empty seat, and lucky enough, I got to sit in a row by myself.
I was looking out the window thinking to myself, what is taking so long and saw a luggage cart being driven by a man drive right beside us. As he took the curve, two pieces of luggage spilled out of the side of the “security” flaps onto the road. The man in front of me turned around and ask me if I had seen what had happened and we both laughed about the incident, because the man driving the little luggage cart never even turned around. As we drove off we saw a pink suite case and a black suite case laying on the pavement alone. I said, “looks like he didn’t care about the luggage he left behind.”
As I sit thinking of that statement, it’s taken on a whole new meaning. I see Christian’s everywhere, doing the Christian thing and keeping it to themselves. They go to church every sunday, and they have prayed the salvation prayer to give them some fire insurance, but they don’t share their faith. Besides the “rules” no one knows that they hold the key to everlasting life. Some Christians are content living a rule-keeping Christian life, without power. Can you be a Christian without using the power that lies in your heart? I suppose you can, but why on earth would you? Think, my beautiful friends, about those that you may leave behind. Wouldn’t it be a travesty to live your whole life around people that aren’t Christians and you never share what you know.
We get so busy plowing through our little personal lives without regard to our true mission here on earth. Our mission is to spread the glory of Christ and share what Jesus has done for us. Don’t so get to caught up in your feelings or insecurities that you care more about your them than your mission. Consider the people around you your assignment, if they aren’t Christians THEY NEED WHAT YOU KNOW.
Since my divorce, I have decided that my life WILL COUNT FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. The petty things of this world hold no candle to the fulfillment of watching a life change for Christ and the reward that comes from Christ because of it.
I have to admit that sometimes I freak people out when I meet them, but the people in my path know where I stand with Christ, and I make no apologies for it. My insecurities are not worth someone else’s eternity.
Don’t leave them behind.