Is Sacrifice possible for us?
What does sacrifice look like for me, living in Canada in the year 2015?
The reality is that we live in an amazing place. Because of that, we have a number of options.
Therefore, perhaps we have options for sacrifice as well?
My Pastoral Role
My role as a pastor is to explain to you the importance of following Jesus. However, it is not my role to tell you what you need to sacrifice in order to follow Him. That’s between you and Jesus.
Each one of us needs to listen to His calling and figure it out. At this time, in this place, we have optional sacrifice.
So what is Jesus calling you to sacrifice?
Maybe Jesus is in fact, calling you to sacrifice some money or comfort? If so, then follow that calling to where it leads. Maybe He’s calling you to sacrifice some recreation or leisure time? If so, follow that and find out why He wants your spare time.
Maybe Jesus is calling you to sacrifice some embarrassment, and finally share your faith with your neighbours or co-workers? If so, don’t worry; the Holy Spirit will give you the words to say.
Maybe next steps in your walk with Him?
Maybe Jesus is calling you to serve in a particular area of ministry? If so, embrace it and be glad that He’s called you to a specific area of service.
Maybe Jesus is calling you to get baptized? Maybe He’s calling you to become a member of a particular church? If so, celebrate and let us celebrate with you as you take these next steps.
Maybe a move into ministry?
Maybe Jesus is calling you away from your career, to embrace a full-time ministry role? Maybe he’s calling you into short-term or long-term missions, nationally or internationally?
If so, trust that he’ll provide the resources and people needed to make this calling a reality.
We must listen to His call.
Choosing to sacrifice our earthly wants or perhaps our needs might be difficult, but it will always be worth it in the end. We must trust that whatever Jesus calls us to abandon or sacrifice will be rewarded.
The more we sacrifice for Him, the closer we draw to Him.
Join the Conversation, Leave Your Thoughts
Has Jesus ever called you to sacrifice something? In the end, what happened?