Your phone dings beside you, and a notification pops up. It says, “Forget about what you are doing right now. You have a mission: Pack one bag and tell your best friend to come with you, because both of you are going to travel.” You rush and pack up a random backpack with your essentials, but there’s not enough to room for the other things you have to have. Your phone buzzes in your pocket. This time it says, “Don’t worry about what to pack. I will come to help you. This mission is greater than all of these small things you are worrying about.” You chunk the backpack over your shoulder, take a leap of faith, and leave… All without knowing where you’re even going.
Let me just tell ya, your phone’s going off right now. In BIG letters, it’s saying, “Go, and be disciples of all nations. I will be with you.” It’s from Jesus. This is the mission we were all left with. The question is, WHY? Why were we left with this mission? Why are we supposed to leave our life behind to go and make disciples?
From the moment Jesus recruited his first disciples, this idea of going and making disciples, has been proclaimed and taught throughout Christianity. I mean, think about it, if you watch a really good movie, you’re going to want to tell people about it. You want to give your opinion on it. For example, almost everyone knows about the series and book 13 Reasons Why. Why? Well, it’s because people like watching it, so they go on and tell other people about it. It’s the same way with our faith. We’ve experienced this awesome God working in us, so we’re gonna tell other people about it.
It may seem so ridiculous to even think that some people have never ever even heard about the Good News (John 3:16), at least in this country. Most people have heard it, but it may not have been in the correct way. Some people’s parents may be atheists, so they may have heard just bits and pieces about God but never in full context. They may have even been told by their peers and parents that God’s not even real. These are the people we must be disciples to.
At one point in your life, you were told right from wrong. Your guardian may have told you, “Do not hit someone.” From that moment on, you were supposed to know not to hit someone. But if you were never told that, how are supposed to know not to hit someone? How are non-believers supposed to understand and believe in the Gospel, if they have never been told about it? They can’t, and a non-believer is not going to tell another non-believer to believe in God. It wouldn’t make sense. So, it comes back to us. It’s our job. We are the one to go and be disciples of all nations.
A disciple is a personal follower of Jesus. A disciple will go and proclaim the Good News. When Jesus says to go and make disciples of all nations, he is telling us to not only BE disciples, but to go and make them. God will supply the words, the necessities, and the people in order for you to fulfill this mission. You just have to be willing. It’s so important for us to tell people about God and about our Savior, Jesus. If we don’t, who will? So turn off whatever device you are reading this on, and be disciples. Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
WAIT: You may be wondering, “Where do I even start?” If so, head on over to ohsopriceless.wixsite.com/blog to learn about what to do when you are disciplining someone! This is a collab with her, and I absolutely LOVED talking about this topic. :) Share this post with all of your friends.