You had one job…We are amused at the meme’s of mistakes portrayed of people who mess up in the factory, doing the one thing they are assigned to do, over and over again. We laugh at their mistakes. Yes, we laugh until it affects us personally then we are perturbed by the one job that didn’t happen and we are stuck with the results of a work gone wrong, especially if it affects our own lives, productivity, pleasure or bank account.
But it is no laughing matter when we, who say we believe in Jesus, completely ignore, neglect, pass-over opportunities, or refuse to “go, tell, disciple, baptizing in the Name of Jesus. I’m wondering if when we see Jesus, face to face, will He say, “you had one job…”. Or will He say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Friends, are you like me this morning? Are we thinking we might be guilty of neglect at times? Let us take a minute to pause, reflect, pray for wisdom, strength, boldness, opportunity with the right words to say at the right time so we can do the “one job” assigned to all believers. Helping others find and follow Jesus is a lifestyle not an event.
We don’t do this by ourselves! Jesus is WITH us, His Holy Spirit living IN us! What assurance we have in Jesus! Indeed, this is blessed assurance from the heart of our Lord and Savior, “Be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Can we Raise a Hallelujah! Jesus gives authority, provides opportunity, gives us the words of Truth along with our personal testimony of praise for what He has done in us while giving us His extreme assurance to go and do the one job He told us to do. Yes!
We have one mission…how great are we doing?
Matthew—God’s Word Fulfilled
Matthew 28:16-20, NLT
The Great Commission
16 Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted!
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Lord and Savior,
I repent of missed opportunities and pray for more times to “go and make disciples” assured beyond doubt that you are with me. Make this commission more than a job or event but a lifestyle for me. Teach me your ways and I will walk on your path. Impress Your Words on my heart so I am ready to tell your story at a moment’s notice. Give me boldness with your compassionate, unconditional love in expressing your story of salvation and freedom from sin. May I never forget that you are with me. Your Presence goes before me, beside me and behind me. Thank you, Lord.
In Jesus Name, Amen