The Power of an Invitation – Come Follow Me

As I watch this video, I wonder how many men are bored with their lives. I remember I was. I was still in the Air Force, hungry for something more, but I didn’t know what it was. I wanted my life to mean something. I think all men want to do something great with their lives. I think it’s wired within us. I don’t know of too many men who wake up saying, I want to be mediocre, I want a boring life. I see a lot of men today trying to save their lives, their lifestyle, their comfortability, but in doing so, are bored, maybe even lifeless. Feeling trapped in a job they don’t like, but feeling it’s their only option because they are in debt trying to pay off a degree that led them to this “dream” job.

Today as we celebrate Pentecost, I think about those first twelve men. I wonder if they were bored being fishermen and tax collectors, they too, feeling trapped that this was their only option. This is what all the men in their family had done for a living. It’s been in the family for years, how could they leave this job and do something else? Then they encountered Jesus. Game changer. One invitation. Come and follow me. They left everything and followed him. As I read the gospels and the stories in Acts of the Apostles, I wonder if they were bored with their lives. Healing the sick, helping thousands to come to know the love of the Lord. Watching Jesus perform miracle after miracle, raising the dead. If you have been waiting for the invitation, here it is. Come. Do something incredible with your life! Become a foreign missionary, and never be bored or unsatisfied again!

“For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” – Matthew 16:25

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~ by martinsonmission on May 24, 2015.

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