I get chosen last, a lot. I am very often the one who doesn’t get picked. I’m totally fine with that. I mean, I’m not too athletic, I don’t have an amazing voice, and I’m not a sexy beast. Well in my eyes, I am the last one, and someday my wife will agree, but lets not get off topic. I was just thinking, the ways that people get “chosen” to be on a team, in a band, or to be dated, is strictly based on their attributes; which is all cool. I mean technically you don’t want to see a team play that sucks, listen to a band that sucks, or get married to someone that sucks.
The problem is that, that same mentality translates over to who we tell about Jesus. I mean don’t kid yourself. Think about it; you’ve done it, I’ve done it. We choose, whether subconsciously or not; who we are going to witness to. I have totally chosen to witness to attractive girls, over guys, I mean when I was younger of course; but none the less it happens. Some churches choose to reach out to the well dressed, spoiled rotten rich kids, who could care less about a true relationship with God, instead of the hardcore kid who is begging for help, and wants to know more about God. It all comes down who we think “deserves” him.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Whosoever / Everyone / Anybody / All… Everybody is entitled to a relationship with God. You don’t get to choose who comes to God. It’s not your place, and if you miss out on an opportunity to witness, because you’d rather choose to reach out to other people who you think “deserve” it more; you WILL have to answer to God, for the life of the person you chose to overlook.
Everybody has the right to a relationship with Jesus. Please realize that it is your job to reach out to whoever God puts in your life. Please don’t let your own will interrupt God’s will.