We are living in the era of great developments, inventions, and knowledge; a good time to have many of our problems solved but they still abound. We change leaders over certain periods hoping they will have the answers and solutions we need, but each of them disappoints. Our world hunger for love they cannot give.
There have been improvements over the years but they’ve all provided temporary solutions; Technology created tools, systems, and gadgets that got us addicted and became more dangerous though it met a need, our laws and regulations haven’t been able to control and shape the human character and attitude as we hoped it would, and upgrade of knowledge got us titles but produced few wise men. The list goes on and on, we live in a world of costly temporary solutions.
The world’s greatest need is Christians being Christians in their spheres of contact- unwavering and uncompromising ambassadors for Christ everywhere and in any circumstance. When Jesus said the Kingdom of God is like the yeast used in baking bread, which a little quantity cause the whole batch of dough to rise (Matthew 13:13), He was referring to the influence of a Christian. It explains how yeast, just being yeast in the midst of all other ingredients and heat produces the most visible and greatest effect.
History gives us evidence of young men and women who living their Christian lives changed the course of nations, provided solutions when the world’s wisest people failed, and changed and saved many lives because of their integrity. Let me remind you of Daniel who didn’t compromise his faith for the same rich offers we receive today and his integrity won him a seat in the place of influence, from that seat, he saved the nation not as a scholar but as a man who knew God.
Our time is no different from the days of Joseph when a whole nation depended on the wisdom of one man to survive for 14 years. He was a faithful and an obvious Christian from the pit, through prison, to the palace. Today we will give a standing ovation at the mention of the names Esther, Hannah, Abigail, Paul, David etc. because they distinguished themselves as Christians in attitude, character, and lifestyle and got nations saved, lives spared, and influenced society. These are not stories to be read, they were examples to follow and a relay to finish well.
We are the generation that God confidently puts on record that just as He is, so are we on earth (1 John 4:17). The same people He reminds daily to let our light so shine before men because that’s what the world needs (Matthew 5:16). Eternally He has declared that all authority have been given to us on earth and whatever we allow on earth, will be allowed in Heaven and whatever we disallow on earth, will be disallowed in Heaven (Matthew 18:18). There is too much power and grace available for the Christian for eternal impact, imagine what will happen when we live as the Christians He saved us to be.
Let’s be love where hate prevail, the definition of integrity where corruption reigns, the bearers of the Fruit of the Spirit the world longs to see, the faith the world doubt, and the light in the darkness. God knows we might not always have or do it right, that’s why the Holy Spirit and Grace are always on standby, just prioritize being a Christian daily- live up to your calling as a Christian. The Holy Spirit is the surety that even in our weakness, we can have it right- He is your help on this Christian journey, engage Him.
Everybody can do good as their contribution to the world, doing good and living right is not a privilege for the Christian, but the difference between the unsaved who tries to keep up with living right and the born again Christian is that, the unsaved’s decision to do right is motivated or dictated by the flesh, that decision can change any time depending on what the flesh can take in any situation, but the Christian born of the Spirit, at new birth, receives a gift of a new life controlled by God Himself. The life he lives is no longer he who lives but Christ living through him, hence, the extent to which Jesus or God can love and do right and His wisdom is available to the Christian who chooses to live as a Christian.
The world has confidence in itself, it has done well for itself, it hasn’t given up on doing better for itself, it can boast of inventions that has solved problems so the world doesn’t need competition, it needs to see a difference; and the evidence of God in man- the Fruit of the Spirit, will give them the answer. Dear Christian, let your light so shine, you are a solution.
A time is coming and it’s even here when theorems propounded years ago and those yet to come cannot explain the problems we face. Where our world’s esteemed men of wisdom and leaders will run out of words and solutions. Times when you have everything but longing for something your wealth cannot provide and you can’t even explain.
In those days, the only hope for our world will be men and women who fear God, who walk with God, have faith, and have a better relationship with Him. Men and women who know how to go before God, hear Him, and come with solutions for our world.
Our world will be in desperate need of solutions and answers in every sector which only the Christian who has distinguished him/herself in his/her walk with Christ can provide. If your are privileged to be saved, grow your relationship with Christ- grow as a Christian, pay every price to manifest Him, and risk everything to share the Gospel with others.
If you do not know Jesus, please, if today you hear His Word, do not harden your heart. Get to know Jesus. We might never have a perfect world but we can make being here worthwhile. Thank you