The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)
I don’t want to help make one change, but instead progressive life change that adds to a person's eternal life. Let’s jump in! Become a part of someone's story. God wants everyone to choose life and be saved. Let’s be like Christ and be patient for the sake of others. Don’t rush people into change, but journey through life with them. Watching progressive change happen, that lasts a lifetime.
Isn’t that the point of life? Relationship with others for the advancement of Christ. We can’t push change on our friends. We can invest in their lives and lead by example to display the beauty of Christ. Not everyone will choose life, but the ones that do, it’s worth the wait and the investment in them.
What relationships do you have that show potential for your friends to gain Christ? What relationships do you have that are taking away from your relationship with Christ? I’ll let you decide which relationship is more important.
Lord today help us to focus on the people that we need to invest in so that progressive life change can happen. Lord give me an opportunity to pour into the people that you place right in front of me. Amen.