What is the most worthwhile investment a person can make in life? Is it a great stock that produces enormous dividends? Or a satisfying, lucrative career? For some, family might be the answer, while others might choose giving time and treasure to the church. All of these things are good, but the Lord showed Paul what He considered to be the best use of our lives: Helping someone come to a saving knowledge of Christ is the greatest achievement possible.
When you become an instrument in God's hands as He transfers someone from the realm of darkness into the kingdom of His Son, you make a difference in the person's eternal destiny. Not only that, but Satan also receives a devastating blow. Just imagine the defeat he suffered when Paul turned to Jesus. The same holds true for any new believer: All the Devil's plans for that individual are thwarted. As a person begins to live in God's will, there's no telling what the Lord will do in and through him.
Furthermore, whenever you introduce someone to the Savior, you're carrying out the work of the church. Jesus told His followers to make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:19). This gigantic task is accomplished one person at a time, as we each do our part to share the gospel.
God's plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple--one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we're busy and full of excuses. Just remember, someone's eternal destiny is at stake. The joy you'll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel.
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