Compelled

There are voices everywhere – on blogs, on television, in Starbucks, in print, on facebook… Why should I add mine?

The mission fields of the world are overwhelming… What difference can I possibly make?

I am pretty comfortable here in my first-world environment – I’m entertained, well-fed, and enjoying indoor temperatures in the 70’s… Why can’t I just be thankful for my blessings?

Did I already “serve my time” in Haiti? Does God want more than eight years overseas from me?

For Christ’s love compels us…

he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves…

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ

and gave us the ministry of reconciliation…

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors…

(taken from 2 Corinthians 5:14-20)

I am compelled. I am one of Christ’s ambassadors.

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded;

and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

(Luke 12:48b)

I have been given much. So much.

Life.

Family.

Sanity.

Enough to fill a book, enough to fill a blog.

You and I know the struggles of life here in earth. We know it can be so hard. But we have also been given much. And so much more will be asked.

I know where I will spend eternity, and I know my destiny is based on God’s grace alone.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

But because I am saved by such amazing grace, and because God’s hand sustains me day after day, moment-by-moment, I am compelled to live for Him. To serve Him.

What can I do?

I can add my voice.

I can wrestle through confusion and cynicism to make a difference in some small way.

I can step out of my comfort zone. Not  just once, but daily.

What Can I Do