Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple.
Every single person who has declared Jesus Lord of their lives has a crucial part to fill in completing the Great Commission. For some of us, that might mean inviting our coworkers to church with us. Other might be called to be a missionary in another country. However different our calls are, there is one common thread running through all of them: mobilization.
We have to move.
We have to move across our streets and get to know our neighbors. We have to move across the boundaries that divide people and find our common ground. We have to move across oceans to reach people who have never heard of Jesus.
We have to move out of our comfort zones.
Talking to people about your faith is nerve-wracking for many Christians. We have to push past that. We have to accept the risk that they might not want to listen to us. They might turn down our invitation to church. They might look at us differently after realizing just how seriously we take this whole Jesus thing.
Overseas missions add a whole other layer of difficulty. Language barriers, cultural misunderstandings, the fact that your friends and family are thousands of miles away. Missionaries are seriously heroes.
Fulfilling the Great Commission requires every single one of us to do our part. That part can be pretty scary sometimes. That’s why Jesus wraps it all up with a promise.
“Surely I am with you always, to the end of the age.”