Holidays are coming up in a couple of months. I think that all of us (at least most of us) look forward to the holiday season because we get to see family. When I think of thanksgiving, I don’t think of the food, I think of reuniting with family I haven’t seen for a while. Same goes for Christmas. In my mind I literally envision handshakes and hugs with those I love.
When I think of heaven, I seriously think the same things. I’m not thinking of wearing white clothes, eating heavenly food, or of having lots of goodies. I envision seeing the Lord face to face, and reuniting with loved ones that have gone on before. I also think of those that will come after me. I literally imagine this great heavenly reunion with people that I’ve known. Because of that, it is my aim in life to win as many people as possible to the family of God. This is the driving force that keeps me passionate about sharing Jesus with the world, whether that’s on the streets, in church, or even on Facebook. I want to see everyone there!
There are some who don’t want to hear. There are some who sneer and mock. I endure a little criticism here and there. There were some sacrifices that were made to enter the mission field full time. Jesus taught that there are costs to be counted to follow him. But I say with Paul in Acts 20:24, “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”
I’m not just killing time on earth. I’m not just getting by as a believer. I’m not just going through the motions with no end goal in mind. Tragically, too many people are doing just that.
I know the main purpose of my life.