No One Else Can Speak For Me
When it comes to my salvation, my walk with God and my relationship with Him, no one else can speak for me. I alone determine if I will be saved. I cannot delegate this to another. No one else can act in my stead. No one else will stand before God but me on that Day of Judgment. Would you WANT anyone else to speak for you? Of course not!
To illustrate, consider the following conversation overheard at a private club.
There are several men in the locker room of a private club after exercising. Suddenly a cell phone on one of the benches rings. A man picks it up and the following conversation ensues:
“Honey, It’s me.”
“Are you at the club?”
“Great! I’m at the mall 2 blocks from where you are. I saw a beautiful mink coat. It is absolutely gorgeous!! Can I buy it?”
“What’s the price?”
“Well, okay, go ahead and get it, if you like it that much.”
“Ahhh, and I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership and saw the 2006 models. I saw one I really liked. I spoke with the salesman and he gave me a really good price … and since we need to exchange the BMW that we bought last year…”
“What price did he quote you?”
“Okay, but for that price I want it with all the options.”
“Great! Before we hang up, something else…”
“It might seem like a lot, but I was reconciling your bank account and…well, I stopped by to see the real estate agent this morning and I saw the house we had looked at last year. It’s on sale!! Remember? The one with a pool, English garden, acre of park area, beachfront property…”
“How much are they asking?”
“Only $450,000… a magnificent price, and I see that we have that much in the bank to cover…”
“Well, then go ahead and buy it, but just bid $420,000. okay?”
“Okay, sweetie. Thanks! I’ll see you later!! I love you!!!”
“Bye. I do too.”
The man hangs up, closes the phone’s flap and raises his hand while holding the phone and asks to all those present, “Does anyone know to whom this phone belongs?”
So when God calls your phone and asks you about YOUR life and call to ministry, make sure you are the one to answer. Make sure your answer will be one that will prompt Him to say, ‘Well done my good and faithful servant!’
No One Else Can Speak For Me. Unknown.
This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”