Each one of us, whether we believe it and accept it or not, have our own little “world” where we live our lives the way we want to, and we do at our convenience in our own little comfort zones. If anyone dares to get in our “bubble” or “space”, we get judge-mental, hostile, afraid, quiet, etc., because we aren’t used to someone being in our world with the population of one, being ourselves.
This concept is what the majority of this world does today, and it’s not right. It’s just not. It’s selfish. The sad thing is, it’s the way that the body of Christ is as well. If you are a born-again Christian, you shouldn’t be living this way. As a matter of fact, nobody, saved or not saved, should be living this lifestyle. We aren’t to be one, making our own little world with the population of one. We are to be one, uniting as a BODY, working together, and not trying to figure our lives out on our own. If we do go our own way, we will be in a dangerous situation because we need the Word of God (a.k.a. the Bible) to guide our every step of the way in life.
For the believers in Christ, I pray that you wouldn’t create your own cliques of people in your life, and I also pray you won’t be selfish to not getting the gospel out to as many as possible. On our way home from church today, my mom pointed out a man that was digging for trash. I assume that he was homeless, but I am not sure. We couldn’t stop the car because we were in the flow of traffic, but what I did do was I prayed. I prayed for the man, and I prayed that God would be with him and help him in whatever situation he was going through. The body of Christ is to be a community, not a one-person deal. We are to unite and bring the gospel to any one we can (Matthew 28:16-20). We are to be using the gifts God has given us to unite as ONE to bring Him glory (Romans 12:1-8, Psalm 34:3) After all, this life isn’t meant for us, it’s meant for one purpose only…to glorify God. We are to allow God’s Word to motivate us to spread the gospel and spread God’s love to as many as possible, inviting people to church and ministering to them. Don’t let your world be a population of one, let your world be everyone that is living on earth today. This earth is a mission field for believers to share Jesus to the lost, and it’s a mission field to minister and pray for others, whether they are followers of Christ or not. Grow in the Lord each day by praying and reading His Word, and share what He has given you with those around you.
For those of you who have no clue what I was talking about in the above paragraphs, I pray you will seek and find Jesus. About two thousand years ago, the Son of God was born to this earth (Luke 2:1-11, Matthew 1:18-23). This Son is also called the Word. The Word is God, which means that Jesus (The Word) is God (John 1:1). Jesus came down to this earth, not to condemn it, but to die for it (John 3:16-17). Why did Jesus die for this world, including you? Because in Romans 3:23, it says “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Because we are all sinners, we are condemned to go to hell for all eternity after we die. Jesus is the cornerstone, who died for you and me, so that we could have a relationship with His Father, God (1 John 2:2) and live with Him for eternity one day in heaven. If you confess your sins and repent of them (1 John 1:9), the Holy Ghost (apart of the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost) will literally indwell Himself inside of you, sealing you until the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30). You will be saved from the wrath of God, and you will be justified and made a righteous and holy child of God. Once you have accepted Christ into your life and surrendered completely over to Him, that is not it. You have to live out your faith by doing His business of spreading the gospel and glorifying Him in your body (Matthew 28:16-20, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20). You should grow in the Lord by reading His Word, get discipled by someone who has already been discipled, and be an active ambassador for God.