He said to them, “There is a large harvest, but few workers to gather it in. Pray to the owner of the harvest that he will send out workers to gather in his harvest. Luke 10:2 (GNT)
The other day I was on a ZOOM call with someone sharing Jesus. As we talked, questions were asked and answered, stories shared and Jesus became a little more known. PRAISE! At the end of the conversation, my friend thanked me and said that our conversations were changing his life. This made me really uncomfortable because it wasn’t our conversations, it was the Holy Spirit. I shared that with him.
As I thought back over that moment a few days later, I realized something. If I had not said yes to this “job”, someone else would have. God has openings all over the place waiting for people to fill. And there are people willing to fill them.
This “job” of sharing Jesus can be filled by anyone. The job description would look something like this:
- Love Jesus
- Love People
- Be willing
- Able to pray for direction and whenever you come across something you don’t know (which is always)
- Spend time reading the Word. When unsure of where to find a text, able to Google Bible texts to share
- Willing to spend time with others (whether in person or via Zoom depending on the circumstances)
- Understand your job. Your job is to share. The Holy Spirit’s job is to do everything else.
God has openings everywhere. In every neighborhood, every workplace, every family there are “Help Wanted” signs. When life gets harder, more signs are posted because more people need comfort.
Do you want to hear something really cool? I believe the more inexperienced you are, the more you get to see Jesus move. When we are more dependent on Jesus, the Holy Spirit fills in where we can’t. It is a life altering experience to watch. This is definitely the most exciting “job” I’ve ever had.