In Releasing Your Church’s Potential, Robert Logan and Tom Clegg said, “I believe that the enemy divides all people into two categories: those he can ignore and those he has to fight. I want to be one of those he has to fight.”
I have to agree with Bob and Tom, I want to be one of those that the enemy has to fight.
For me, that means that I care for the poor, rescue discarded children, network with other churches to change the world. It means that I daily fall to my knees to ask God’s protection and guidance. That I dilligently and ruthlessly ask God to examine my life and mold me into a servant leader. That I see every person the way God sees him–as an eternal being that will spend all of eternity either in the presence of God or separated from Him. That I examine my finances to see if I am being a good steward of that which God has entrusted to me. That I listen, really listen, to those around me and to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. That I submit to those in authority over me. That I live with authenticity, a heart filled with generosity and a commitment to collaboration that will see God’s Kingdom expand regardless of who gets the credit.
I am reminded of the quote by the missionary, C. T. Studd, “Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell, I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.”
I will not be ignored!