Disciple With Your Character

March 11

Matthew 28:18-20

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

It is as important to spread the gospel with our character as we do with our mouths. As Christians, one of our greatest mandates is to spread the gospel and make disciples of all the nations. As we have been given this great mandate, it is our responsibility to take it and run. 

In spreading the gospel one misconception that most of us have is that we do not have to necessarily live out the life that we are preaching, but on the contrary we do. The truth of the matter is that actions speak louder than words ever can. Just as that applies to our day to day life, it also applies to our walk. The people around you pay more credence to what you do more than you say. 

With that being said we have the responsibility of being clothed with the character of the Most High. It is our duty to live out, ‘Christ.’ It is our job to look like Christ in our speech, our actions, our walk, our decision making and everything else that concerns our life in this journey. We will not get the opportunity to speak to everyone we encounter, but our character has the power to minister to someone outside of us knowing. We ought to fish for men, (for Christ) that’s part of our privileges, but we cannot fish for men when the bait we have which is our character is foul and sour. No one wants anything that is distasteful, therefore let us all reevaluate ourselves. Let us all check our characters and ask ourselves where the silent souls who are watching us are being led to. There are only two sides to the spectrum. The side of God and light, and that of the devil and darkness. People are watching you whether you like it or not. Are you living a Christ led life that will draw souls into the kingdom of God or one that will pull them toward darkness? We must spread the gospel and possess all the nations for the Kingdom of God, but we cannot do so outside the character of Christ. 

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