I had forgotten that I led him to Christ, if not that he mentioned it that day. Seventeen years after, he’s now a missionary evangelist taking the gospel to the unreached people group and also mobilizing people for world evangelization. Only eternity can tell the impact of evangelizing a soul today.
Friend, you need to understand that, most times, people won’t get saved on their own. God would use people to save people. Some of us can recount how God used certain people to bring us into the saving knowledge of Christ and a vital walk with the Lord.
“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14). How shall your Boss at work, family members, friends, colleagues, neighbors etc. hear without a preacher?
“Philip found Nathanael, and said unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph” (John 1:45). Even though, by election of Grace, Nathanael was supposed to be a disciple of Jesus, it took a Philip to bring him into the fold. There are some people that would miss their destiny if you don’t reach out to them.
It’s amazing how we excitedly introduce people to what we think or know works but not the gospel. You have introduced people to Forex trading, oversea travel opportunities, businesses etc. But who have you introduced to Christ? The former opportunities are temporal, the later is eternal!
The woman of Samaria went everywhere telling folks about her encounter with Christ (John 4:28-30,39). Philip brought joy to Samaria and also facilitated the entry of the gospel to Africa through the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:5-8, 26-40). One man, city and continent wide impact! That’s the power of the gospel (Romans 1:16)!
What about the impact that God used Ananias to make in Paul’s life (Acts 9:10-20)? Now, Paul was one of the foremost Apostles, who wrote about two-third of the New Testament. Someone introduced him to Christ and discipled him. Don’t allow folks around you to go into a Christ less eternity or miss their destiny. Introduce them to Christ.
© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church