This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while. This is my declaration, my story. Enjoy.
All my life I’ve felt different. When I was in elementary school, my mom tells me I used to get off the bus after school and tell her, “Mom, I’m different than all the other kids, but that’s okay.” And I was, and I am. I used to try to start Bible studies during recess, and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why the other kids would rather play than study the Bible. I guess I’ve just always been a little different than everyone else.
Now I am making a declaration. If I was different then than I want to be unrecognizable now. You see, I don’t want to get to the gates of Heaven and have God tell me,” You believed in me, and you trusted me, but you did not live for me. Yes, you lived as a Christian and were not ashamed of me, but I could have used you. I could have used you to save him, and him, and her, too. But because you were comfortable where you were, they never knew me.”
I will not settle for being a “good” Christian, I want to live all for Jesus, not just mostly. In the words of Clayton Jennings,” …to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only reason I was created.” God may not need us to accomplish His will, but that is no excuse for us to sit back on the couch and do nothing when we could be serving Him. There is a dying world out there, and I won’t be content to sit back and watch it wither, because I know the One who can breathe life back into it. So who am I to be so selfish to have the bread of life and not give it to others while I sit back and do nothing with this incredible gift that has been given to me?
This is my declaration. I am different, and I have no desire to be normal. I will not sit back in complacency while I am still strong enough to stand. I hope you won’t either.
This is great. I’m interested in hearing what this looks like in your life?
Theron St. John says
Darrel, I am grateful for your example and witness. If you would ever like to write a post on what it looks like as a youth to live wholeheartedly for Christ, then I would welcome you to write a post for my blog! As well, if there is any way I can encourage you in your writing and help you out in ministry terms, let me know.