2 Corinthians 5:20 (AMP) –“So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us; we [as Christ’s representatives] plead with you on behalf of Christ to be reconciled to God.”
You are an ambassador for Christ. Sometimes we dismiss the importance of our role when it comes to being on mission for Jesus in our everyday lives. HELP word studies define the word ambassador in the Greek is presbeúō means to act as an established statesman (diplomat) – a trusted, respected ambassador who is authorized to speak as God’s emissary (represent His kingdom). This term is used in the ancient phrase, “I am on embassy to the Emperor, I am an ambassador” (Souter) – i.e. as someone respected as trustworthy (loyal, knowledgeable), especially in the opinion of those they know (belong to).
God is looking to you as a respected, trustworthy, loyal, knowledgeable ambassador on mission for Him. He’s authorized you and established you for this role. The question is are you ready and willing to fulfill the responsibility that comes with this role? Maybe this seems overwhelming to you – it’s doesn’t have to be. Start where you are, I promise you that God will meet you there and He will use you for His Kingdom’s purposes.
3 Ways You Can Start Growing as an Ambassador.
- Start by sharing your testimony and what God has done in your life. You don’t have to force the conversation, just be yourself – the opportunity will present itself.
- Ask your friends about how they grew up, if they went to church, etc. This is usually a casual way for you to share your faith as well.
- Pray. When a friend is going through a difficult time offer to pray with them. This is a great opportunity to encourage them and share your faith.
You are surrounded by opportunity every single day. Consider starting each day by asking God to point these priceless interruptions out to you where you can be on mission for him. These moments can be life-changing for everyone involved.
Remember who you are!