Some times, I find that I can make things too complicated. In other words, I can over think things too much and even get into that “analysis paralysis” mindset. When this happens internally in my mind, nothing happens externally in my actions. How about you–can you relate?
For instance, one area that I am really being challenged these days is with a simple command given by Jesus for all of us as Christians– “go and make disciples”.
Matthew 28:18-20 esv
18 “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
I think for the most part that’s pretty straightforward–don’t you? But, here’s the sobering question that I must deal with (and so must you)—“how focused am I in acting on Jesus’ command?”
Let me share with you one additional set of verses, this time from the Apostle Paul (I think he got it). Read what he says:
Colossians 1:28-29 esv
28 “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.”
In this day and age when across this world, mission statements and vision statements hang on company walls and in organizational literature, how about each of us as Christians not only embrace this vision internally for our life, but live it out with passion so that others will see it demonstrated externally?