Are you just trying to stay comfortable while waiting on heaven or for Jesus to return?
I’m in some circles of mature believers who constantly talk about the rapture, the end times, and leaving this earth for that better place in the sky. I understand the anticipation, but more importantly, our drive should be to do all that God has put us on this earth to do. We must focus on our earthly purpose.
Far too many Christians stay idle, holding tight to their “golden ticket” to heaven while the lost perish and go to hell.
Don’t be so heavenly focused, that you do no earthly good.”
Yes, the rapture is real and the church needs to get their hearts right and not live deceived. Yes, heaven will be a beautiful eternal reward to those that are right with God. But thinking of us leaving this earth should awaken us to an urgency to make Jesus known to the lost. We are called to populate heaven and deplete hell. To live boldly, fearless, and careless of man’s opinions.
Daily Divine Appointments
This is why I’m very intentional to pray every day that God will give me divine appointments. We need to stay ready and expectant for God to use us how he wants. The grocery store, the bank, downtown, at work, on coffee dates, are all opportunities.
I encourage you to ask God every morning for divine appointments and watch him show up in amazing ways. I guarantee that you will feel alive, fulfilled, and full of purpose. We are meant to be the difference in this world. We are not called to blend, to stay comfortable and idle.
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” -Ephesians 5: 15-17
The hope we have is not a secret or an exclusive club that we are a part of. Jesus paid the expensive dues for us all, not just some.
I’ll never forget when God shook me and told me, “Don’t ever forget how much I love the one. I would move heaven and earth for the one. I would die for the ONE.” I have never been the same since.
How can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? Beautiful are the hands and feet who bring the good news.” -Romans 10
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