What are you doing here?
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20
Have you ever asked yourself the question, “What am I doing here or what is the reason for my existence?” It’s a good question for sure. Have you ever asked God, “what am I doing here, or what is the reason for my existence?” Well, according to this verse in 2 Corinthians 5 if you are a born again child of God, you are His ambassador. That’s a fancy way of saying you represent God here on earth. So, how’s that going for you? For me, it’s disappointing at best. I don’t always “rise to the occasion” as it were, but I am learning. As I write the Daily Dose each day, I have asked God to empower me to be His ambassador. That is, to bring and present the message He wants to reveal. Along with that, He has impressed on me that the greatest message He wants to convey is the message of His great love for people! This has been challenging for me and I must constantly remind myself to read each scripture with one “hand” on that great love of God. His love for mankind is His very heartbeat. It is at the very core of who God is. (1John 4:7&8) In fact, He loved man so much that He became one. Wow! The Creator became part of the creation!! So huge!!
So, the point of being an ambassador is that we represent Him wherever we go. Essentially, He wants the whole world to see His love and goodness when they see us. Talk about a tall order! However, it’s not through keeping a bunch of rules and regulations, it’s by showing His love to those around us. Yes, it’s to those we know and love already, but also to our neighbors, those we work with, and those we don’t even know yet. Everyone, everywhere!
Today, I want to encourage you to keep in mind that wherever you go, you are God’s ambassador. You are His representative, not by preaching and condemning, but by loving them all and by being the hands and feet of Jesus. People are God’s greatest creation and His greatest love that was stolen away by His enemy at the fall and He wants them all back! When the world around us begins to see the love of God through His people the “church”, then they will begin to desire to know Him personally and that’s the reason we have life in the world, to have a personal relationship with the eternal God of grace and introduce Him to all we meet!
Today’s scripture reading 2 Corinthians 5:12-21