Jesus said either you are for me or you are against me. Neutrality, when it comes to faith, isn’t an option. No one gets to abstain when asked the ultimate question, “Do you believe Jesus was the Messiah – the Lamb of God who died for your sins, and have you placed your faith in Him?” And we must also answer to God for what we have done with our lives.
In the parable of the talents the servant who has buried his master’s money is judged to be wicked. How will we answer the Lord of Life when He asks us what we have done with our lives? Have we developed our talents and gifts? Have we given back to God by investing in the lives of others? Have we shared our faith with those who have none? Have we lived courageously and compassionately, or have we selfishly and fearfully buried what God has given us? What interest and growth do we have to show for God’s investment in us?
Either we are living for Jesus or not. Either we are growing and producing or we are stagnant and dying.
Perhaps you started out well but have been sidetracked from your journey. Maybe something or someone has drained your passion. If you have lost your zeal or if you are living in fear, rise up. Take Jesus’ hand and let Him heal and restore you. Follow hard after Jesus; don’t be afraid to live for Him. He is the one who will never disappoint.
Jesus died and rose from the dead for you, hoping you would choose to live passionately for Him. Choose Jesus – choose Life – choose Growth.