The fact is: our lives are busy. When someone asks you, “What else could you do?” The answer probably is, “I can’t do anything else.” Most families have so much going on….and by the way, I am not preaching against any of these things. We have school, sports, work, hobbies, this, that, and everything else.
I myself am the Pastor of Burlington Baptist Church and the Director of Youth Missions for the GPA. I spend time watching tv and sports, and I love to golf. There are many things that I would love to add into my schedule, but I really don’t have any openings (if I did, I would probably be on the golf course more than once every few months).
So what more could you do as far as activities? Probably nothing. You are probably like the rest of us…your schedule is maxed out.
The question that I was asking was not about activities and not even really about you. I ask myself this question from time to time. Being in the ministries where God placed me, I find myself busy, but sometimes it seems like I’m not accomplishing much.
Being a pastor, I get to preach week in and week out, I go to the hospitals for sick visits, and I go out on visitation trying to win people to the Lord and invite them to church. As Youth Missions Director, I take young people on short term mission trips around the world. Recruiting and planning these trips take up a lot of time.
By God’s grace, we have seen many souls saved on the mission field and in our church, but am I doing enough for the glory of God?
Our Savior is our greatest example. He left the glories of heaven. He who was rich became poor. He who was righteous became sin. He died on the cross for our sins, rose from the dead, and He is now in heaven where the Bible says, “He ever liveth to make intercession for us.”
Christ gave everything. What else could Christ do? Nothing.
We have another great example-the apostle Paul. He was the greatest missionary that the world has ever seen. He traveled to most of the known world at that time where he would preach the gospel. He planted churches. He prayed constantly. He wrote most of the New Testament. And to top it all off, he said in Philippians 2:17, “Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.” He was ready to give his very life for the cause of Christ!
Paul did so much, but even he wanted to do more. He said in Romans 1 that he was a debtor to every person. He owed them all the gospel.
What more could I do? I’m sure I could do a lot. I pray that God would open my eyes to a world around me that needs the gospel more than I need to play golf. I pray that He would give me a boldness to go even when I could probably find something else to do.
What more could I do? I could follow the words of Christ and go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Do you find yourself asking this question? Is there something more that you can do for the glory of God?