As their follow-ship increases; the impact is more critical, and therefore takes on greater potential for either, “horrific or terrific” consequences. Think then…. seriously, of the impact that some of the more Historic Leaders have had on their followers: Moses; John the Baptist; Franklin Roosevelt; Mother Theresa; David Koresh; Martin Luther King; Elvis Pressley; Martin Luther; Jim Jones; Jimmy and Tammy Faye Baker, Billy Graham; John Lennon; Steve Jobs; Hitler; Princess Diana; JFK; and even…..Jesus Christ.
Who do you want to emulate? What type of Leadership do you want to be associated with? Is your Leader representing good, or evil? Remember: The Power of One. As so often proven…ONE MAN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.
Considering that each of have a “precise role” that was gifted to us, by God, at the time of our creation… then we are responsible for “that role,” and its subsequent IMPACT. Without our “precise input,” then whatever it is that we were destined, by God, to do, is going to go “un-fulfilled.” Therefore “our impact” could be substantial. The fact that we have “free-will,” and could REFUSE, as some of us do when we DENY God, and the role, and IMPACT that Jesus had of all of mankind… by “our refusal,” we not only DENY God, but we DENY all of the “others” who are part of that process. Our IMPACT goes UNFULFILLED.
Regardless of how we might feel about evangelism; the FACT that we are recipients of Christ’s gracious forgiveness, we are, therefore, called to extend that good news to those around us. As scary as that may be for many Christians, Jesus supplies us with all the adequate provisions and with the proper perspective, which can enable us and motivate us to make an eternal difference in the fields to which God has assigned us.
If you think, for a moment, that you are not given a “precise role,” by God, then read in Matthew 28:19, where He makes it very clear. “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
This passage has “your name, and my name” written on it. Are we fulfilling our assignment? ….Blessings…cjlb… 7/25/15.