I Am Called To Go
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”Matthew 28:18-20
Honestly? I’m not a “go” kind of person. I’m a stayer. I like the familiar, the comfortable. I like not risking humiliation. Weird, I know.
I like to believe that others are going, so my going isn’t all that necessary.
I would prefer that God would send people to me. People who are ready, who don’t need to be convinced of anything. Hungry people with soft hearts.
I don’t want hard ground, hard hearts, or a hard time. And please, no hard questions.
I just want it to be easy, and if it can’t be easy then I want to convince myself that evangelism isn’t my gifting, or my calling, and that there are plenty of people going, and I can “go” by praying for them, or giving them money.
But I am prone to entertaining lies, so I have to speak truth so that I will walk in truth.
I am called to go. To make disciples. To tell the story of God in my life. To tell His good news. To trust the Holy Spirit to do the saving. To desire that none should perish, just like my Father. To take what He has entrusted me with, and give it away. At work. In my neighborhood. At the park. In the grocery store. In line at the DMV. In my city. Wherever I am.
I am called to go.
The only valid question surrounding that command is, will I obey?