And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15
Have you ever considered YOUR ROLE in the Great Commission? Before Jesus ascended to the Father, He commanded His disciples to, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15 NASB).
With such a broad-reaching command, we somehow tend to think its implications are limited. We often read over this passage and think it applies only to certain chosen servants. Surely Jesus means someone else. Jesus knows whom He’s picked out to fly overseas.
We’ve all had similar thoughts. But the Great Commission is not exclusionary. His assignment isn’t only for preachers and missionaries. He intends for ALL OF US to fulfill His commandment wherever we are. You can obey Him while standing at your backyard fence. Or at a social gathering. Or at the mall. Or by getting on your knees or opening your wallet.
God knows your particular situation and how you can best fulfill His commission. Perhaps He wants you to pray for a particular missionary family. Perhaps He wants you to witness to a sibling, neighbor, or friend. Ask God to make clear your Great-Commission role, and be willing to break free from your comfort zone if needed. God may not ask for your presence in a faraway land, but He may want you to pray for someone or give financially.
God, please show me my role in the Great Commission. I am willing to break free from my comfort zone to touch the lives of others.