Too often we look to our obvious accomplishments to determine our value or to rate ourselves. One of the many areas of our lives that we should never do this in is in our relationship with God.
There are many ways of doing that, but there is one in particular that has been brought to focus for me today. Don’t keep track of how many people you lead to the Lord. It is not a competition. Your standing in heaven is not based on the number of people you have lead in the sinner’s prayer. When you look at those numbers, especially in comparison to other people, it can be discouraging.
You see, they say that a person hears about the awesome life of Jesus and the offer of salvation about 7 times before they become believers. In order to help bring a person to a personal relationship with Jesus you would have to be number 7. Instead of focusing on being number 7, focus on sharing God’s word through your personal testimony, your everyday life, and through the decisions you make in your trials and tribulations. God uses those times to reach people. You may not be the one who prays the sinner’s prayer with them, but you will be one of the instruments God uses to reach that person and shape their lives. We can’t get to 7 without 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6!
There are many moments in our lives that God will use and we won’t even realize that someone has been watching. The way you handle a situation, the words you choose to use, or your glorifying of God may just be someone’s number 6, and that is necessary to get to 7.
Let’s focus our week on showing Jesus in all that we do so that we can hopefully be one of the 7 times!
All for God’s glory,