‘Everyone’ includes the ‘unlovable ones’ in our life: that person we avoid at work, in the neighborhood, at family gatherings, at our child’s school. Problem is that we seem to think that God would only want to call the ones with whom we personally get along ~~ the ones for whom we are already cheering. After all, wouldn’t it make sense that God select us to dialogue with people we already like?
In fact, I’d be willing to go out on a limb here and say it is far from it.
Invasion of the comfort zone.
The Purpose in Life for every Believer is to bring others to Christ and help them grow ~~ those whom He places in our life’s Path ~~ we do not get to choose; He calls them THROUGH you. Through me. Has it ever occurred to you and me that maybe ~~ by some slim possibility ~~ that God could be doing an active work in us while we obey the call to follow through on the directives to speak to those ‘unlovable people?’ Why do we tend to think that only the unbeliever is the one with room to grow?
Did the room suddenly get quiet?
We were all once someone’s ‘unlovable.’ Yet, by the Grace of GOD someone set aside their pride and fulfilled their Purpose.
And because of their obedience, you received the love of Jesus Christ.
John 3:16 For God expressed His love for the world in this way: He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction, but will have everlasting life.
“Father, I understand why You urge us to pray in The Spirit: not my will but thine be done. My limited mind doesn’t always realize the scope of your love and how it extends to everyone. Soften me ~~ mold me ~~ shape me ~~ into Your Willing Vessel to reach a lost world for Your Kingdom. Give me Your tender Hearted Mercy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”