If Not Me, Then Who?

If we don’t take action, who will? The answer is no one. That’s a haunting thought. But there is good news!

We were created by God with a purpose to do good works, which He prepared for us to do. We are the answer. God has placed us right where we are to solve problems and fill needs that we see around us. What a privilege that we are God’s answer and that He will give us the courage to take action.

Sacrifice Is the Core of Living Sent

The life of the Apostle Paul is a remarkable demonstration of sacrifice. He left everything he knew behind to do what God called him to do, and he experienced extraordinary hardships along the way, including prison and severe persecution.

We all know how to sacrifice for the things we love and enjoy. But can we sacrifice to Live Sent and meet the needs of others — even when it’s uncomfortable and inconvenient? Paul believed his life would be worthless if he didn’t live out what God called him to do.

Imagine how the gospel would advance if we all did everything God called us to do, and we spread the good news of God’s grace on a daily basis.

God Causes Trouble in You

Pastor Kevin explains how God caused trouble in the life of Saul to awaken him to living for Christ. Saul did not believe Jesus was the Messiah and he persecuted many Christians. He was on the road to Damascus to continue persecution when he had an encounter with the Living God. He was told to continue to the city and wait for instructions of what to do. For three days, he was blind and did not eat or drink.

Later, God returned his sight and changed his name to Paul. This is who we now know as the Apostle Paul, who wrote many books of the Bible. God had specific assignments for Paul, and He has them for us, too. We should ask ourselves where we are blind in our spiritual life? And how can we move from living for ourselves to living sent?

Bless Someone

No matter where we are, we can find someone to bless. When we start our day, we should ask God to show us who that might be. It could be a family member, a friend, a coworker – even a stranger. It doesn’t matter whether the blessing is big or small. The recipient will know they matter to God. And we might find that God even blesses us in the process!