"So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you. Take your everyday, ordinary, life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking around life- and place it before God as an offering.”
-Romans 12:1 MSG
We live in world where more is more and less is weak.
We live in a culture that tells us to be busier, do more, and fill our calendars to the brim...especially if you follow Jesus.
But what if, when Jesus asked us to go out and make disciples of all nations, He wasn’t just referring to all the stuff we add to our calendars?
What if, in fact, He was talking about making disciples in our normal, everyday life?
The truth is, there are people right where you already are who need to encounter the love of Jesus.
There are individuals around you right now, at the coffee shop where you’re sitting, who are desperate for hope.
There are men and women at the desks next to you at work who are searching for purpose and meaning.
There are neighbors you walk by every single day who are wondering if life is even worth living.
There are baristas you interact with every morning who feel like no one sees them.
There are strangers you see every week at the gym, who have placed their identity in the image of perfection they are chasing.
There are siblings and parents in your very own family who are yearning to feel known and loved and cared for.
These people need the Gospel too.
These people need to encounter Jesus too.
These people need the hope you have too.
So, take your, “everyday, ordinary life,” the places where you already are, and see them through a Gospel lens.
Here is the question:
How will you intentionally create relationships in the places where you already are for the purpose of seeing the Gospel transform lives?
This is not an event to add to your calendar.
It’s not a obligation to pile onto your stressful life.
It’s not a program you sign up for or a volunteer role you commit to.
This is about seeing your places, your people, and your positions with greater intentionality.
Your life is meant to make eternal impact.
So take your life, your places, your positions and offer them back to God as an offering and ask Him to give you HIS eyes to see the world through a Gospel lens.