Sliding into Complacency for Souls

 

Slipping into ComplacencyDo you ever look around at professing Christians who just seem to see the same “gray, empty life” day in and day out? They don’t seem to have any motivation to do anything beyond just living day in and day out, caught up in the routines of life, having no passion for anything. We know what we are supposed to be doing. We hear it preached continually from the pulpit, yet, it doesn’t really sink in. We get so comfortable in our walk with the Lord.  As we do, we begin to drift in our calling and spiritual responsibilities. We become numb to the things that once stirred our hearts to share our faith, and begin sliding into complacency for souls. I have to control myself sometimes, because I just want to shake those I see who have become like this. I want to say “Wake up!! There’s more to life than just existing”.

“Awake, O Sleeper, rise up from the dead and Christ will give you light,” (Ephesians 5:14).

I want to ask them, “doesn’t it bother you that there are so many people around you that are lost and going to hell?” Honestly, it never used to bother me, because I was so comfortable with overlooking the spiritual condition of others. I was numb to the fact that my friends, people I work with, people I said “I cared about” were lost and going to hell. I could not see that I was sliding into complacency for souls that God Himself wanted to me reach with His plan of salvation.

going to hellToday, my heart grieves badly at times for the missed opportunities I have had to share the love of God with people I knew were perishing, but didn’t. I grieve because all it takes is for people like you and me to share the love of Jesus, but we don’t. As Christians, sliding into complacency for souls is the last place we want to be. It is a dangerous place to be, because winning souls is at the center of the very will of God for our lives. We are called to fulfill the Great Commission that we have ALL been commissioned as Christians to do.

How can we who have been saved from sin and death not want to share the reality of God’s love and His plan of salvation with others who are in and around our lives? How can we forget this great gift of salvation we have been given and not want to share it with others so that they can have this gift as well? It is because we are sliding into complacency for souls.

All it takes is for people like you and me to tell those people in and around our lives that there is a God who loves them more than anything imaginable, who wants to set them free from bondage, heal their hearts, restore what the enemy has stolen, give them a new eternally happy life, and give them a burning passion and desire for living life to the fullest overflowing with joy and peace beyond comprehension. There is nothing in life that is worth the loss of one’s soul who could have gone to heaven if we had just opened our mouth and shared God’s Truth with them.

Matthew 16:26 says, “what good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet lose their soul?”

Hell is not easy to talk about, but it’s real, and I’m so broken that there are so many people that don’t even believe it is a real place or who do not fear it anymore. When it comes to sharing the plan of God’s salvation for man, people are so worried about others rejecting them or what people will think, that they do not have the most important conversation that a Christian can have with someone who does not have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Don’t let you pride allow someone to miss out on hearing who Jesus is and end up dying and going into eternity without Jesus as their Savior! Be willing to care enough to share the Truth of God’s living Word with others. Tell someone about Jesus Christ today and watch how God will work in your life as a result.  This is not a time to be lulled by the flesh into complacency. It is a time to awaken ourselves from spiritual slumber, and be ready to be used by God when God says “Speak!”

“The harvest is great, but the workers are few.” (Matthew 9:37)

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