Missing Out

Published on June 26, 2017 | By

One of the things I love about being a sports fan is engaging in conversations before and after big games. Pregame I enjoy back and forth discussion about story lines...and postgame I like to debate reasons the team won. 

When someone asks if I am watching “the game,” and tell them “no” because of another commitment, I feel I'm missing out. When they go on to say they can’t understand why I would miss such a huge game, I feel even worse.   A similar feeling comes over me when asked if I watched “the game” last night. I have to sadly admit I didn’t see the incredible finish and dramatic plays. Again, that person reminds me what a mistake I made by not being part of what took place.

In both scenarios, someone is passionate about me witnessing a great game. As followers of Jesus, I find this is a picture for the type of approach we need to implement when sharing our faith with others.    We should be upset about the possibility of our friends and family missing out on eternity with God, and all that He has for them this side of heaven. Asking someone if they saw “the game” is easy, but why do we struggle with asking people if they know Jesus? Why aren’t we more passionate about making sure they don’t miss out?   God tells us in John 3:36“The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who refuses to believe in the Son will not see life; instead, the wrath of God remains on him." Today, let’s tell someone how much we care about them, and how passionate we are that they receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. Let's remain steadfast in making sure this truth compels us to do our part in encouraging others not to miss out. Prayer: Father, please give me the boldness and passion to make sure I tell others about You, so they don’t miss out. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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