Your moment is now ! – julie sanchez
This summer has been one of the most hectic times of my life! Working two jobs and attending church occupied my whole week! On my day off ( which was the random-est day ever) I would be taking care of errands and resting. I was used to being at the church everyday the doors were opened, going out on Saturdays to the shelter or Little Havana, and my summer mission trip to Brazil or YOM. Honestly, I have been completely out of my element. I felt like my hands were cut off and I was helpless. I can truly say, as this moment in life comes to a close ( Thank you Jesus!!) God has taught me something through this experience:
1. For everything there is a season and 2. Dont take advantage of the time I’ve given you!
This post is for every young person and young adult that isn’t completely tied up with LIFE. We will all have our seasons that are dedicated to work and school and not much time for anything else, but for those that have some free time don’t take advantage of it! Tying this with what Thomas and Raquel posted earlier, God has a mission for each and everyone of us and our time is now to walk in that direction. We were all given the calling of the “Great Commission” to go out and preach this gospel! Go ahead and Just Do It! Don’t sit around waiting for someone to appoint you or ask because the most important person, Jesus Christ, has already appointed you in Matthew! The bible speaks clearly about time management not just for our agenda but for his! In John 17:4 Christ gives the perfect example of taking 3 years of his life and completely dedicating it to a Godly purpose. Colossians 4:5 prompts us to to reach to those that are without, redeeming the time. The word redeeming in this verse means “to use more diligence in the improvement of it; to be diligent and active in duty and preparation” (KJV Dictionary). We don’t know the day nor the hour that the son of man shall arrive, so we need to take advantage of every moment we have to be salt and light.
You can’t wait until you have this super huge ministry with your name on it because all those amazing pastors and preachers started with one soul and because God trusted them with little, he blessed them with more. If you attend a church that is big on evangelism and mission get involved as much as you can and if not, start something new! Go out and pass out tracts, serve in your local homeless shelter and pray for them. Do something that will contribute to this “End Time Revival” that is happening around the world, Now! If your an adult, parent, or a young married couple that have brand new responsibilities, take a moment to evangelize in your community as something to do with your spouse or children. Use it as a bonding tool to bring you guys together because doing something for God brings you joy! As Thomas said, Prepare!!! If you want to teach a bible study but you don’t know how, ask someone that is an expert ( POCC: Bro and Sis Fleming) to teach you, if your timid or scared, three words: Get Over It and take a friend with you! Those fears will only go away with practice!
I’m not coming from a place of “I’ve accomplished everything and I struggle with no fear” because I’m that girl that doesn’t know where to start in teaching a bible study and that doesn’t make time for this. I’m coming from a season that God has placed me in to work hard and I’ve had to miss out on YOM, Brazil, Camp, Little Havana and Shelter ministry. Luckily I have one week left in this place and Ill be able to do more but for now I just want to encourage all you guys on summer vacation or those that might have a Saturday off, Take advantage of the hungry souls around you – If you don’t reach them who will ?