It’s Not For Everybody

Posted: January 22, 2021 in Uncategorized

To make it clear, the Gospel is for everybody. Jesus said that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life and that on one comes to the Father except through Him. (John 14:6) Further Acts 4:12 tells us, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” The Gospel is for everyone and Jesus is for everyone, but your work, your ministry and even your church probably isn’t.

Let’s start with your work. It will not take any creative person very long at all to see that not everyone will like their work. That’s okay, it’s not for everyone. The only way to create work for everyone is to create work that is so banal that no one will dislike it. Of course the downside of that is that one will love it. It is far better for us to do the work God leads us to in a way that pleases Him and us, and then to seek out the people that love your work and give them and the Lord your very best. It won’t be for everyone. Someone else will create what touches them. You be the creative God made you to be. The same can be said for your ministry.

To be clear, if people dislike your ministry because you are straying from the truth of the Word of God, change that today, and yesterday would be better. Any ministry or minister that departs from the Word of God is a false teacher and that is nothing any of us want to be. If on the other hand, there are people out there that don’t like your style, it might be better to be okay with that. There is a ministry out there that will reach that person and there is a group of people God has wired you and gifted you to reach. Be who God made you to be and reach who God made you to reach.

The same can be said for churches. My small country church doesn’t have all the bells and whistles and the cool factor that the mega church down the street might have. There was a time where that really bothered me. I hear people in the church complain about the big churches as if they were stealing members from them. That’s not really the case. The church down the street is not our competition, they are our brothers and sisters in Christ on a mission to reach who they are called to reach. What we need to focus on is who are we called to reach? I remember when I first joined the church as an adult. A loved one asked me a question. “It’s not one of those churches where they get happy is it?” I had no idea what that meant. I do now, and I really kind of like it, but here’s the thing. If every church was someplace where the people “get happy” would there be a place where someone wired like my loved one could meet Jesus? Because they are important, too.

The Gospel is for everybody, and God’s desire is that no one would perish but that everyone would come to repentance. Because of God’s great love, He has wired people and ministries and churches in different ways so that there would be a multitude of different people and ministries and churches to open the doors to everybody. Don’t try to be the person down the street. Keep your eyes on your own paper and do your own work. Then share your work or your ministry or your church with the world. Then just love there people that are drawn in and serve them well.

You’re not for everybody, but God is, so be who He made youth be, do the work He made you to do and trust Him.

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