Where Is Your Focus?

There have been so many times I’ve said, ‘Thank you, God!’ when things seem to not be going so good mainly because I know Jesus is coming soon. Well, the other night my sister was watching some program on TV and I overheard a comment that shot straight to my heart.  This was the comment;

 I’m sick and tired of Christians rejoicing of Jesus’ return because we should be more sorrowful for the lost that will be left behind rather than celebrating for ourselves.

 Instantly, I’m like whoa, wait a minute why can’t I be happy about Jesus’ return? I am a child of God why shouldn’t I be excited about the return of my Lord and Savior especially since we are living in the end-times, right?  Getting to meet Jesus face to face will be so amazing and wonderful somehow rejoicing just doesn’t seem to be enough! No way was I going to let the enemy still my joy!

While pondering on the latter part of the comment my heart was succumbed by such sadness at the thought of how many souls are lost in this world.  I started questioning my own heart, am I showing enough of God’s love to others?  Am I speaking the gospel as much as I should or could be? Could I be just a little bit, too, focused on going Home to be with Jesus instead of reaching the lost?

I guess when I think of it from God’s point of view I really need to be showing more of God’s love because it is His will that none should perish.

John 3:16 (NKJV)

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

As a Christian I’m in a win, win situation. I mean if I died today I would be with Jesus and if I remain living I still have Jesus so you see I win no matter what.  So I got to thinking do I really act, too excited when someone talks about Jesus’ return, well, maybe just a little bit?  I mean really, how can you not be excited if you are a born-again Christian?  It’s not that I don’t have deep sorrow in my heart for the lost because I do especially for the lost loved ones in my family.  But, maybe I need to be a little more excited about being God’s hands and feet in spreading the gospel and sharing His love to the lost rather than going Home to be with Him because no matter what I win.

Romans 5:8 (NKJV)

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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About debbestillandlisten

Worshipper and follower of Jesus Christ. God has given this Christian the privilege of loving and caring for my amazing son. I absolutely love to worship our Lord and Savior and to be in His presence; there is nothing better!
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8 Responses to Where Is Your Focus?

  1. Debbie says:

    Thanks Deb! I have mixed feelings about this too . . .wanting Him to come but not wanting loved ones to be left behind. Guess that is why He is waiting and knows the hour . . .it will be at just the right time. God bless you!

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  2. Ben Nelson says:

    this is a good tension Deb. Amos tell us the day of the Lord is Darkness and not light, and yet I call out with John “Even So Lord Jesus quickly come”

    I would tell you to rejoice fully in your expectation of being in His presence, and walk in the work He made you for here.

    After all – Paul writes to the Church of the Thessalonians – Rejoice Evermore right at the end of a description of the last days. (1 Thess 5)

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  3. Maybe the issue is not so much about becoming sad that Jesus is going to return soon. Maybe the issue is we need to become as excited about sharing the gospel as we are about the rapture of the church. Maybe we need to approach the witness with same level of faith we approach the second coming with. We believe without a doubt that Jesus will come. Let’s believe without a doubt that our witnessing will produce fruit in the world. This battle is not over!

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  4. Reblogged this on Lillie-Put and commented:
    What do you think? What should we be excited about?

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