17And when Jesus heard it, He said to them, Those who are strong and well have no need of a physician, but those who are weak and sick; I came not to call the righteous ones to repentance, but sinners (the erring ones and all those not free from sin). Mark 2:17
Something I’ve been dwelling on lately is this:
This is the only opportunity I have to reach the people that are in my life right now. I’ll never get to reach them again. As I look back at my high school year book I realize, my time to influence and reach those people have past. College – past. Previous jobs – past. I’ll never get the influence I had in those seasons with those people back.
College Students: You’ll never get to Room with your roommates again, or sit next to that kid in your chem class – this is your only chance to reach them.
Pastors – People are coming to our ministries every week and it might be the only chance they’re giving to God, they’re coming one time. It’s our only chance to reach them.
High School Students – Even though you think you will, you won’t be friends with very many people from high school once you graduate – this is your only chance to reach them!
Parents – You get a limited window in which you can reach your kids – it’s your only chance.
You – You meet and interact with a ton of people everyday that you’ll never talk to again. You only have one chance to lift their lives and point them to God.
What are you doing to reach the people in your life right now? Time is short, the clock is ticking, and this really is your only chance.