Don’t Procrastinate – Don’t Wait – Faith Thoughts With Author Shirley Gould

Photo by  Steven Cohen

Photo by Steven Cohen

We live on the fast track. We’re multi-taskers. We cook dinner, help with homework, feed the baby and talk on the phone at the same time.

The speed with which we move would rival a 5K.

We’re list makers, risk takers conquering mountains of laundry after working eight hours at the office. We’re focused. We’re busy.

But, are we rushing past our priorities?

On my first trip to Africa, we ministered in Nairobi then drove six hours to Massai Mara to see the animals. In the Mara, we stopped at a Massai village and spoke to the Chief, asking if we could witness to his village. The leader of the team told him that God had a Son named Jesus that died for his sins.

The Chief looked at the sky. “We always knew there was a god. We call him Blue Sky. Didn’t know he had a son, when did he come?”

The leader told him He came over two thousand years ago.

The Chief thought for a moment and looked at our leader. “Why did you wait so long to come tell us?”

In that moment I was forever changed…challenged by his question.

Most of us can quote John 3:16. . . “That whosoever believeth in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life.”

We as Christians are surrounded by lost people. They work beside us, live next door to us, serve us at restaurants and check us out at Walmart.

Are we so focused on out TO DO list to notice?

Five years ago, a large church in Houston asked their children’s department to do the Easter production. The director reluctantly chose little Johnny to play Jesus in the presentation.

Johnny could remember his lines and play the part, but, he could be rambunctious, stretching the limits. Surprisingly, he made a good Jesus. He carried the cross and died really good. The play was a success.

At the end, the glowing director brought the cast forward to bow. The crowd was on their feet. They bowed again…then Johnny ran back in the tomb.

Everyone was still.

Then Johnny (Jesus) yelled out, “Ready or not…here I come!”

Friends, that’s what Jesus is saying to us… “Ready or not…here I come.”

Sharing this message with those who need a Savior is a privilege, an honor. In our fast-paced culture—we must slow down and make time to witness, to reach out to the lost. We’re surrounded by lonely, wounded people. So don’t wait.

Don’t procrastinate.

Tell them about Jesus before it’s too late.

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever. . . ”

Has a child ever reminded you of God’s message? Share it with us in the comments below.


About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

One thought on “Don’t Procrastinate – Don’t Wait – Faith Thoughts With Author Shirley Gould

  1. juliesaffringravatar says:

    Love this. Shirley!

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