Monday, June 11, 2012

When To Let Go...

The verse in  Matthew 10:14 goes as follows:

If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.

Hey Christian!  Did you read that?  Did you read and UNDERSTAND?  This says by all means share your faith, share the Gospel, spread the word but what else does it say?  This passage has an If/Then statement if you look closely enough.  IF the people you are sharing with don't want to listen to your message THEN you are to do what?  Keep knocking on their door?  Keep quoting Scripture to them?  Try sharing in another way just in case you messed up the first go-round?  No, it says to move on.

Don't get me wrong.  I am speaking straight out of a hypocritical mouth.  I, like you, want everyone to know what I know, feel what I feel, and spend eternity partying in heaven.  I would be an absolute jerk to not want that for others.  But where do you draw the line and let go?  Do you keep going into the same field scattering seed day after day or do you go to new fields?  God ultimately calls to a persons heart when they are ready.  If you are lucky, you might get to play some small part in the process but get it through your thick skull that YOU are NOT doing the SAVING!

The fact is, people will know you are a Christian (or at least they should).  If you don't spend all of your time preaching at them but are open about your faith, it creates an environment that makes you approachable.  And some just won't ever approach.  You have to be alright with that.  As it stands, current techniques seem akin to chasing after pigeons throwing seeds at them.  And we are shocked and horrified that they fly away scared?!