Your salvation came with a vocation …
There was a missionary in China whose talents and abilities were so outstanding one of the American companies tried to hire him. They offered him a job with an attractive salary, but he turned it down. He told them God had sent him to China as a missionary.
He thought that would end the matter, but instead they came back with a better offer that included an increase in salary. He turned that down too, but again they came back, doubling the financial package.
Finally he said to them, “It’s not your salary that’s too little. It’s the job that’s too small!”
Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ is a big job, one that belongs to every disciple of Jesus. When we became followers of Christ, God gave us a new title, with a specific task, and a message to go with it …
all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through
Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For
God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting
people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of
reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, ‘Come back to God!’” 2 Corinthians 5:18-20.
There’s no bigger job than being an ambassador for the Creator of all things and being used by Him to reconcile others to Him! Yet, we so often let the simplest of things draw our attention away from representing God to the world.
Are you serving God as His ambassador where you live? Or is something smaller more important to you?